Xavi took time from his four free days during the international break and took a trip to Qatar, where it was believed that the Barcelona captain was negotiating a new three-year deal that would pay the midfielder a princely sum of €10 million per season, with AS and Mundo Deportivo stating that the iconic playmaker had already put pen to paper.
Upon his arrival back in Barcelona's El-Prat airport on Monday, Xavi was mobbed by journalists asking about the purpose of the trip and if he did indeed sign a contract to play for Al-Sadd, the former club of Real Madrid legend Raul.
However, Xavi remained tight-lipped on his future and insists that it was just a trip, but would tell the journalists himself, if there was ever anything worth telling.
"It was a visit, it was a visit," he said. When there's something to say, I'll let you know."
Xavi did set the record straight by stating that Al-Sadd did not confirm the signing, as was also reported.
"They didn't say that. Sorry, but I'm not going to say anything else."
Xavi then made his way out of the airport and back home, leaving more questions that answers in his wake.
Yet, there are two things to take away from the brief exchange with reporters: Xavi didn't confirm he signed with Al-Sadd, nor did he deny it.