The soon to be Barcelona coach has previously declared himself a fan of the Frenchman
Xavi will replace Ronald Koeman as Barcelona coach in the coming days. He will need time to adapt to the new reality at the club in what is a difficult period for the institution. There will be time to talk about comings and goings, although like all managers, the former Barça captain has his weak spots.
One of them is the Bayern Munich winger Kingsley Coman, as explained by SPORT previously. On more than one occasion, Xavi has told those close to him about how highly he rates the Frenchman.
Xavi, a fierce defender of 4-3-3, loves classic wingers whi can beat a man, players that can hug the touchline but that can also come inside. There are few better than Coman in that sense in the modern game. In addition, he has pace to receive the ball in space.
Coman has a contract until 2023 and renewal talks with Bayern have stalled. If they don't restart, the German champions could look to sell him next summer to avoid losing him for free. Rated at 55 million euros, he has only started one game so far this season across the league and the Champions League.
Remember Barça are also monitoring Raheem Sterling's situation. The Manchester City winger is open to a new challenge and, like Coman, is out of contract in 2023. The Catalan club have him on their shortlist and could try and sign him on loan in January.