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Barcelona president Bartomeu: Xavi deserves chance to decide own future

Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu says Xavi deserves the chance to decide his next move.

Bartomeu cannot rule out Xavi leaving Barca this summer.

"For his career at Barca, he has earned the right to decide his future. Were it not for Xavi Hernandez, we would not be the same," declared the president.

"We will help Xavi, whatever his decision.

"I'm sure he will return to Barca. Xavi will be a great coach for the club."

Bartomeu added: "He has a place in the team and has a contract until 2016. If he continues it will be his best decision. And if he goes, too... We want the best for Xavi Hernández."

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