Xavi confirms Barcelona departure
Barcelona midfielder Xavi has confirmed he will leave the club at the end of the season to join Qatari side Al Sadd on an initial two-year deal. "I think this is the time to leave, that is what I feel, this is time to leave," he said during a press conference. "I am not playing as many minutes and feel it is time for a change of air." The diminutive playmaker has played an integral role at Camp Nou for over a decade since making his debut in 1998, featuring in over 700 matches and lifting 23 trophies with the Catalan giant.