This Saturday the Barcelona club announced that it has reached an agreement with Bayern Munich for the transfer of Robert Lewandowski; however, almost simultaneously the technical director of the Barça team, Xavi Hernandez, he was in a difficult situation with his US visa.
Xavi has not been able to board the plane that was to take him this Saturday, along with his team, to Miami, the starting point of the tour that the Catalan team will carry out for fifteen days in the United States.
Why can’t Xavi Hernández enter the United States?
According to the official version of the Barça club, “Xavi does not travel with the expedition for administrative and passport reasons”, although it is expected that he will be able to do so “in the next few days”, so that he can join the Barcelona tour normally .
The Barça coach had visited Iran several times in recent years as a player for Qatari team, Al Sadd (last time in 2019), and therefore you need special permission to enter the United States.
For now, customs agents have denied him boarding the plane that would take him to the first scheduled stop.
It should be noted that for the North American country, Iran is on the list of enemy countries, which has complicated the situation of the Catalan coach entering the United States.
The Blaugrana expedition, which includes 28 players, will land tonight in Miami without their coach, and even without striker Robert Lewandowski, who could join the North American tour in the coming days once he signs his contract with Barcelona and define details for the next three seasons.
In the United States, the Catalan team will play four friendlies against Inter Miami, Real Madrid, Juventus and New York Red Bulls.
With information from EFE