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Barcelona tempted to sell 26-year-old defender, Xavi against the idea – report



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Andreas Christensen has arguably been one of Barcelona’s best signings in recent years. Arriving from Chelsea on a free transfer last summer, the Denmark international did take his time to settle in but over the last few months, he has been an unassailable starter for Xavi.

Despite his performance, however, The Athletic (h/t SPORT), has reported that sources from Barcelona are of the idea that it would be ‘very difficult to resist’ a good offer for the Dane that is expected to arrive in the summer.

This is mainly because the team understands the former Chelsea man is a great source of revenue and that his sale might as well be beneficial in terms of the Financial FairPlay.

But of course, it must strictly be noted that Xavi would never really give the green signal to the operation at a sporting level. All this means that his departure is more or less a hypothetical scenario.

In all fairness, Christensen’s signing went really under the radar last season. With the likes of Robert Lewandowski and Raphinha all arriving with a hefty transfer fee, not much was expected from the Dane in the first place as the early suggestion was that would have to fight for his place.

As it turns out, the central defender took little to no time to settle. In fact, it is said that Christensen has integrated perfectly into the dressing room and has also earned the respect of the rest of the team.

It is believed that the former Chelsea man shares a great friendship with the likes of Marc-Andre ter Stegen and Frenkie de Jong and this relationship goes beyond the professional boundary.

For what it’s worth, Christensen moving out of Barcelona is indeed tempting, especially due to the current set of financial circumstances, but it is safe to say that Xavi would never really sanction any exit.

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