The Barça coach spoke about the in-form Club Brugge forward
Barcelona coach Xavi Hernandez spoke about Ferran Jutgla's departure from the club this summer and explained why it was the right decision.
Jutgla has started the season in fine form at Club Brugge in Belgium and was on target as they beat Atletico Madrid 2-0 in the Champions League in midweek.
"It was going to be very difficult for him here," Xavi said on Saturday. "Robert Lewandowski was coming, so where do we play him? He wasn't going to have hardly any minutes so it was best for him to leave.
"In the future? We don't rule anything out with him and I am really delighted that he's performing well because he deserves it.
"We knew him from his time in youth football and at Sant Andreu and the reports were brilliant. He always performed to a good level with Barça, but with the signings this summer it wasn't easy. His performances in the Champions League have been great and that's not easy.
"Performing away from Barça is always easier than doing it here. He has had the chance to do it abroad and he is taking advantage of it, but it's clear that doing it for Barça is another thing. But he always did what was needed here, he just wasn't going to have a place in the team."
Jutgla joined Brugge this past summer for €5 million plus 10% of any future sale. There is no buyback option in the deal.