Big day today for Spanish Football with important events & plenty of rumours flying around the local Soccer circles. Here is a summary of the main events in one place (post).

The greatest FC Barcelona & Spanish International midfielder in modern history Xavi Hernandez officially announced this afternoon this goodbye from Barça. In his press conference the player announced his exit, his new upcoming adventure in Qatar with the Al Sadd Club, his intentions to be a future Coach & to return to Barça. The player will receive an emotional farewell next weekend in the last Liga game of FC Barcelona in their home stadium "Camp Nou" with Liga Cup included!

Barça goodbye

Staying with FC Barcelona, news from Spanish Sports paper "Mundo Deportivo", publish that German International & Borussia Dortmund midfielder Gundogan passed a medical examination in Germany for Barça as the player is apparently the chosen candidate to substitute Xavi Hernandez at the Club. 

FC Barcelona 2015

Although not official, it is interesting & it opens up more speculation, this time around with current Coach Luis Enrique. The latter has not decided if he will continue next season & the FC Barcelona Directives are said to be covering their backs with other Coaching alternatives. Could Jurgen Klopp - connected with Real Madrid earlier this week - be the surprise name that Barça has up their sleeve in case Luis Enrique leaves?

Real Madrid 2015

The German Coach was rumoured to have shut a pre-deal with Real Madrid earlier this week. However, the latest from Italy & from local observers is that current Spanish & Napoli Coach Rafael Benitez is the chosen one to replace Carlo Ancelotti as Coach at Real Madrid.

The speculated talk this last 24 hours is that Carlo Ancelotti will step down after the last Liga match for this season in the weekend & perhaps take a year off, although AC Milan is sounding for him from Italy. Real Madrid will thereafter take up talks & negotiations with Rafa Benitez who leaves Napoli.  

Rafa Benitez is a "Real Madrid Man" as he started his Coaching career there with Vicente Del Bosque taking care of the B-team & junior sides before leaving for Liverpool FC etc where the rest is known history.  

Lastly, staying with Real Madrid, local press announced that Gareth Bale & his representative have talked with President Florentino Perez to know from his own lips if the Spanish Club counts with the Welshman. The players has had a difficult season & has been criticised lately for his play, while from England Manchester United is reported to be offering a whooping  120M€ to convince Real Madrid to sell him to them. Lastest is that Real Madrid has no intention of selling Gareth Bale & has full confidence placed on the Welshman.

As you can read plenty of news & rumours exploding out of Spanish Football. This weekend will host the last Round of La Liga with the drama at the bottom of the ladder as four Clubs fight it out to avoid relegation. 

Stay tuned.

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