Barcelona midfielder Xavi agrees to link up with David Villa and Frank Lampard

Posted on Mar 4 2015 - 12:43pm by Staff Writer

Barcelona captain Xavi Hernandez has agreed a deal to sign for MLS side New York City FC, according to various reports in Spain.

The Spanish midfielder has been a less than regular figure in Luis Enrique’s side this season, having lost his place to Ivan Rakitic and Rafinha, whom has shared the role in midfield.

Linked with a summer exit, it was almost certain that he would not join another European club after citing his desire never to face the Catalan club.

And, reports now understand that he has agreed a deal to sign for New York City, the American franchise of Manchester City.

The MLS club have recently added the additions of David Villa and Frank Lampard, who will join the team in 2016.

Cadena SER report that Xavi’s father Joaquin and his agent Ivan Corretja met with club representatives in a Barcelona restaurant over the weekend.