The Spanish openings – Breakup between Barça and Xavi: it will be goodbye. Modrid-Real until 2025

On today’s Spanish front pages, Saturday 18 May 2024, the focus is on the future of the Barcelona bench with the rift between president Laporta and coach Xavi which will then lead to his farewell at the end of the season. Change of mind after the initial confirmations in the Catalan house.

Joan Laporta decided to sack the coach after the statements made after the 2-0 victory at Almeria, last in the table: Xavi underlined the difficulties of competing with Real Madrid in Spain and with the other greats European clubs. The Barça president didn’t like it and will now go looking for the heir. There is also room for the renewal of Luka Modric, ready to extend with Real until 2025.

These are all the openings today in Spain:

Brand: “The future hangs on a hill”
Sport: “If acabò”
As: “Modric 2025”
Sports World: “Roto”