Xavi: I will not play for Paris Saint-Germain

The 35-year-old midfielder has dismissed reports he could be set to join the Ligue 1 champions on loan after he leaves Barcelona for Qatar at the end of this season
Barcelona midfielder Xavi has denied reports that he could join Paris Saint-Germain on loan.

The 35-year-old will end his 24-year stay at Barcelona in Saturday’s Champions League final against Juventus, having agreed a two-year deal with Qatari side Al-Sadd.

And reports in the French media last week suggested the veteran could make a temporary move to the French capital, with Al-Sadd owned by the brother of PSG chairman Nasser Al-Khelaifi.

“I will not play for PSG,” Xavi told Qatari newspaper Al-Watan.

Xavi helped Barca to a 3-1 Copa del Rey final victory over Athletic Bilbao on Saturday in what was his final appearance at Camp Nou.

His last match as a Barcelona player will be on Saturday in Berlin as the Spanish outfit face Juventus in the Champions League final and victory would see him lift the trophy for the fourth time in his career.

Xavi claimed eight La Liga titles and three Copa del Rey crowns during his time with Barcelona.