How much would it cost Barcelona to sack Xavi?

An insight into the kind of financial blow which La Liga giants Barcelona would be forced to face up to in the case of the dismissal of head coach Xavi has today been forthcoming.

The info comes courtesy of Mundo Deportivo, and points towards the Spaniard being entitled to a sizable payout.

The subject of Xavi’s future has of course returned to the forefront of the headlines across all of Spain over the course of the last 24 hours.

This comes amid widespread confirmation that the former midfielder’s position in the Barcelona dugout is no longer safe.

Just weeks on from his continuation for next season being confirmed, Joan Laporta and co. are now understood to be giving serious consideration to sending Xavi packing come the season’s close.

As much comes owing to recent comments laid out by the 44-year-old regarding his squad, and the financial situation at the club.

So, in the case of the Camp Nou brass opting to pull the trigger, how much would Xavi be owed?

An insight into as much has today been provided by the aforementioned MD, who point towards a financial hit of around €20 million.

It is important to remember that this figure consists of not only Xavi’s wages, but those of the entirety of his coaching staff, too.

Had Barcelona allowed their headmaster to stick to his original plan to step down, he would not have been owed anything close to this sum.

A unilateral firing, however, marks an altogether different scenario, one which Barcelona will need to consider very carefully, amid their ongoing monetary woes.

Conor Laird | GSFN

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