Barcelona president Joan Laporta admits Ilkay Gundogan turned into a priority signing for train Xavi.
The former Manchester City midfielder enjoyed his signing rite yesterday.
Laporta said: &”The first player Xavi asked for this summer.
“It’s an honor he chose our provide. We made a good concept financially, however, it was no longer the fine he had. He preferred Barca’s prestige and records over different offers”
Barca sports activities leader Mateu Alemany also stated: “Since January, there were difficult negotiations. Other gives had been larger financially than ours and it is now not smooth to return to an understanding with the agents.”