According to the Spanish radio show El Larguero, Barcelona midfielder Xavi Hernandez is set to join New York City FC in 2016.
Last summer, reports surfaced linking the Spain international with the new Major League Soccer franchise – as well as the Qatari club, Al Arabi.
At the time, Barcelona president Josep Bartomeu said Xavi had earned the right to decide his future. While teammates made personal pleas for the veteran midfielder to remain with the Catalan club.
“If Xavi’s departure is confirmed, it will leave a huge hole in the dressing room,” centre-back Marc Bartra said in late July. “Personally, Xavi has…