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Barcelona Finds A New Xavi In Simmons

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Xavier-SimonsAs we all know that the Barcelona fans with a very heavy heart bid goodbye to one of its most successful midfielders Xavi as he left for Qatar to join Al-Sadd on a two-year deal. Sources reveal that Barcelona has already found a new replacement for Xavi in a wonder kid from the club’s youth squad who coincidentally shares the same name with the Spanish legend and plays exactly like him.

Xavi Hernandez anchored the Barca midfield for 18 seasons and holds a record of winning 28 trophies which no other Spanish footballer has been able to achieve.

He also made 133 international appearences for Spain, and has won two Euro Cups and the 2010 World Cup.

A video shows 12 year old Xavi Simons who plays for the club’s youth side exhibiting good skills and deceiving three defenders with a brilliant through ball.

Xavi Simmons is already a famous name in Barcelona as the team officials accentuates that this boy has huge potential to make it big in the footballing arena one day. He is very hardworking and always runs after the ball. He has also captained the youth side and has been successful.

There is a very interesting story behind the naming of this wonder kid. He was born in Amsterdam in the year 2003. His father is a former footballer Regillio Simons and is a huge Xavi Hernandez fan. Peggy her mother also follows Xavi very closely and happens to be a crazy fan. Therefore they named their son after the legendary Barcelona midfielder.

Anirban Das
Anirban Das's journey to Delhi via Kolkata involves football, music, curiosity (which one day can kill the cat) and food. Following global football opens up an infinite space within him in both the conscious and subconscious self, away from the din and bustle of the madding crowd. Supports Manchester United & Barcelona

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