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Mum explains blocking AC Milan move for Barcelona's Xavi

The mother of Barcelona star Xavi has again discussed her son's proposed move to AC Milan early in his career.

With Barca B, Xavi quickly caught the attention of the Diavolo and Vice-President Adriano Galliani made a concrete move.

"Galliani came and put an offer on the table when Xavi played for Barcelona B, offering him a four-year contract," Maria Merce Creus said in an interview with TV Cuatro.

"At the time he had Pep Guardiola in front of him...but, inside of me, I thought it would tear the family apart completely if he went.

"Besides, I always thought that, although it might be difficult, he would be a success at Barcelona."

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