Laporta negotiated a transfer from the Premier League, Xavi stopped him and asked for a City player


Despite the money problems, Joan Laporta is trying to bring new reinforcements to Barcelona in the winter transfer period.

The Camp Nou club have been linked with Wolverhampton’s Ruben Neves these days, but nothing seems to have come of it.

It is clear that Barca does not have much space to bring in new reinforcements, so the only solution for them is to have someone arrive as a free agent or on loan, without compensation.

Laporta tried these days to box out the transfer of Ruben Neves, but in the end the two clubs did not agree.


On the other hand, in 5 to 12, Xavi himself had an influence for this transfer not to be realized, who believed that Neves would not be a suitable reinforcement this winter for them and that he was allegedly not good enough to replace Busquets.

According to what is credible information from Spain, Xavi wanted City’s footballer Ilkay Gundogan and told Laporta about the summer transfer period, that this footballer should be one of the three transfer priorities of the club.