Photo: Barcelona fans pay homage to Xavi in his final La Liga appearance

Camp Nou, Barcelona - Mes Que un Club

Barcelona star Xavi has agreed to join Qatari side Al Sadd this summer.

Barcelona supporters paid homage to departing midfielder Xavi with a giant banner during the Catalan club's final La Liga game of the season against Deportivo La Coruna.

The 35-year-old idol has agreed to end his 17-year playing affiliation with Barca after confirming a deal to join Qatari side Al Sadd this summer, the BBC report.

During his time at the Nou Camp, Xavi has won eight La Liga titles, two Spanish Cups and three Champions League crowns, among other honours, becoming Spain’s most decorated player.

His influence at the club from a playing perspective, however, has waned slightly this season and it has long been suspected that the current campaign will be his last at the club.

With the La Liga title wrapped up last weekend, boss Luis Enrique could allow Xavi the perfect send-off by naming him captain from the start against Deportivo and prompting a real party atmosphere.

Ahead of kick-off, the Spanish World Cup winner’s name was rung out from all sides of the Nou Camp and a huge banner draped one side of the ground while ‘Champions’ was displayed at another end.

With Copa Del Rey and Champions League finals awaiting, Xavi will be keen to finally depart the club by helping them become the first to ever win two historic trebles.

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