'I want to go home' - Xavi urges Al-Sadd to let him return to Barcelona

 The 41-year-old appeared to bid farewell to his current players after Wednesday's league match.

Al-Sadd boss Xavi has urged his current club to allow him to leave and take over as Barcelona manager.

Barcelona executives were in Doha on Wednesday to meet with Al-Sadd officials over Xavi, who has been identified as Barca's top choice to take over after Ronald Koeman was sacked.

WhileAl-Sadd released a statement saying they aimed to keep Xavi, the 41-year-old has now expressed his desire to "go home" to the club where he starred as a player for 17 seasons.