It was on the 21st of May, 2015 when Xavi Hernandez announced he would leave his beloved Barca. After 17 season with Barcelona he decided it was time to hang his boots. 17 days after the announcement of his retirement he went on to win his second treble and his fifth Champions League.
Since Xavi left, Barcelona have spent a total of 112 million euros in midfielders, but nobody has been close to complete a similar style of play like Xavi.
The first was Arda Turan that cost 34 million euros, his presence has been nonexistent, his best performance was when he played on the left wing and not in Xavis role
The next season they signed Andre Gomes for 35 million. A player who is similar to Raketic rather than Xavi. He is more of a box to box midfielder. Its the same situation as the new Barcelona midfielder Paulinho, that cost 40 million euros.
Will Barcelona ever replace Xavi?