Cape Town - Barcelona are set to lose club legend, Xavi Hernández, at the end of the current season, according to reports in Spain.
Xavi has signed a three-year deal with Al Sadd SC in Qatar, reports AS.
The long-serving Barcelona midfielder is set to trade Spain for Qatar with the Al Sadd paying Xavi a salary believed to be in the region of €10 million-a-year.
Following his retirement from the world stage after Spain's disasterous World Cup campaign, speculation mounted that he could indeed quit Barcelona when his contract expires at the end of this season.
The 35-year-old midfielder has only ever played for the Nou Camp club. He made his debut in 1998 and has won 7 league titles, 3 Champions League winner's medal and two Copa del Rey titles.
Xavi was capped 133 by Spain, where he starred in the side alongside club-mate, Andres Iniesta.
Xavi won the European Championship on two occasions (2008 and 2012) and the World Cup in 2010.