Jordi Cruyff considering quitting Barcelona after this season

12 April, 2023

The Cruyff family has a long-lasting connection with FC Barcelona, which began with the late-great Johan Cruyff stepping into Camp Nou as a player and later managing them to their first Champions League title. Johan’s son Jordi Cruyff is a former academy and senior team player as well, who currently serves as a director at the club.

However, it seems like the Cruyff era at Barcelona is about to come to an end with Jordi Cruyff considering quitting his role after his contract expires this summer.  The Dutchman had been serving as the sporting director for Barça since 2022. Before this role, Cruyff was a strategic advisor for Barcelona, but his role in the club was last year.

Along with the club president and Mateu Alemany, Cryuff is believed to be one of three key figureheads for Barcelona. The three have been responsible for the club’s policies in the transfer market along with their economic policies and decisions.

However, Cruyff’s future at the club has now been cast into doubts, with his contract reportedly expiring soon. And it is being claimed that the 49-year-old is seriously considering not renewing his deal at Barcelona. This update comes only a few days after it was reported that Cruyff and manager Xavi Hernandez were in a disagreement over the potential signing of former La Masia wonderkid Xavi Simons.

The Dutchman is said to be very keen on signing Simons at the end of the season. But Xavi does not see things the same way when it comes to the PSV Eindhoven talent. It has been reported that this could be one of the reasons behind the current tussle between both these gentlemen.

With experiences in clubs such as Barcelona, Maccabi Tel Aviv and AEK Larnaca, Cruyff’s executive prowess is rated highly in European football. He had, in fact, also served with the Ecuador national team for a brief period. Nevertheless, Cruyff’s potential exit could bring about a major change in the power dynamics within the club. So it will be interesting to see how things transpire over the coming weeks. Stay updated on Football fresh news with Nextbet Sport

Barcelona, who are all set to lift the La Liga title as it stands, have a major financial settlement to take care of next season if they wish to sign new players.