Xavi believes that Barcelona should hold on to Samuel Eto'o due to his ability in front of goal and what he brings to the treble-winning team.
The Catalan playmaker was reacting after Manchester City made a £25million offer for the Cameroon international striker this week.
Last summer coach Pep Guardiola was persuaded to keep Eto'o at the club and Xavi thinks that Barca should do the same again this time around.
"Fortunately there are intelligent people at the club. Last season everything was sorted out well," he told Sport.
"If you go to speak to Samu face-to-face and talk to him properly then there are no problems.
"We know that he capable of and this season we have had so much from him, he is a vital player.
"I do not know what Pep and Txiki (Begiristain - director of football) will do, but if it was down to the players we would consider him to be the number one."