Xavi-era dealt blow after technical secretary Ramon Planes asks to leave Barcelona – reports
Barcelona’s technical secretary Ramon Planes has reportedly asked to leave the club immediately in a blow to life under new boss Xavi.
Brought in by former president Josep Maria Bartomeu, Planes has been instrumental in negotiating key signings, like the addition of Pedri. He has also helped secure a pathway to the first team for Gavi and Ilaix Moriba.
The move is disappointing for the Liga club, as they will be losing an individual less than two months before the transfer window opens.
Director of football Mateu Alemany is now said to be on the lookout for a replacement to get potential deals over the line. Barca are also understood to be keen on moving on Philippe Coutinho and Samuel Umtiti.