Report: Xavi's staff deny insults from Raphinha

The drama surrounding Barcelona and Xavi Hernandez's departure has taken a new turn amid reports of player unrest.

Xavi's initial decision to reconsider leaving Barcelona this summer seemed to have stabilized the squad.

However, recent developments suggest a different picture, with Xavi now potentially facing dismissal following his controversial comments about Barcelona's transfer capabilities.

As the situation evolves, Xavi is expected to hold critical talks with club president Joan Laporta in the coming days to determine his future.

Some squad members are reportedly open to Xavi's departure next month amid rumors of feeling mistreated by the former Spanish international.


The latest twist in the saga involves Raphinha allegedly insulting Xavi's brother and assistant coach, Oscar Hernandez, after being substituted against Valencia on April 29.

The Brazilian international was taken off with the score tied at 2-2, and according to Twitch channel Jijantes, Raphinha reacted angrily and was subsequently informed he would not start the next game.

Xavi followed through on his threat by benching Raphinha for the 4-2 loss to Girona, and tensions between the two remain high.

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