Former Barcelona legendary midfielder, Xavi Hernandez has joined the league of sportsmen to donate to help the fight against the novel Covid-19. The former Captain of the Spain national team donated a whopping sum of £1 million to the city’s Hospital Clinic in Spain to help in the fight against the ugly pandemic that is currently rampaging the entire world.
The total number of death cases reported in Spain stands at 11,744 which makes the country second most badly affected country after Italy. The continent of Europe has suffered the biggest hit of the virus since it came into the continent earlier this year. Germany, France, Italy, Spain, and England have all suffered one of the goriest experiences in the book of history, while the death toll in England has continued to increase, Spain recorded its first fall in the rate of coronavirus related death on Saturday with about 809 fatalities.
Thanks to series of cheerful donations received from notable sportsmen like Lionel Messi, Pep Guardiola, Rafael Nadal, the entire Barcelona team and other clubs in La Liga. The health system in the country has been able to intensify its capacity.
In a video posted online, the former Barcelona midfielder said Nuria and I, we support the Hospital Clinic of Barcelona’s fight against the coronavirus. Meanwhile, the donation has been confirmed by the hospital through a tweet on their official Twitter page: “Xavi Hernandez and Nuria Cunillera have made a donation of one million euros to the clinic to face up to COVID-19. Thanks a lot for your help and support… All together, we will get there,”
It could be recalled that Xavi Hernandez reportedly turned down an offer from Barcelona in January to become the head coach of the club after former coach Ernesto Valverde was sacked. The former World Cup winner is the manager of one of the most successful teams in Qatar, Al-Sadd.