Barcelona are linked with a host of players in the coming transfer window. Spanish legend, Xavi believes these two players would be perfect for the La Liga champions.
There was a huge void to be filled when Andres Iniesta left Barcelona in summer. The void was there when Spanish great Xavi left, but Iniesta’s absence made the La Liga champions midfield look weak. Since then, the Nou Camp side has invested a lot in midfield but still couldn’t find the perfect replacement. Xavi, former Barcelona player believes these two players would be perfect for his former club.
According to Xavi, Adrien Rabiot and Frenkie De Jong would fit in well in his former team. Frenkie De Jong is a hot property in Europe. His performances has showered praise from Xavi. The former La Masia graduate believes De Jong ticks every box of what his former side is looking. He said, “I have not seen him play a lot, but he does look like Sergio Busquets in terms of playing style. The Ajax school is a bit like the one in Barcelona. We all come from the Dutch school, via (Johan) Cruyff. De Jong is young, but I think he can make a huge contribution now.” The former Barcelona player further said De Jong is a beast.
He said, “He is seen as a beastly talent. He is really a player to keep an eye on, a very good player.” Xavi also said, Paris Saint-Germain youngster Adrien Rabiot is also impressive. His reading of the game is excellent and he boasts a passing range that would see him fit in well at the Camp Nou. Xavi said, “Arthur, Rabiot and De Jong are the type of players that Barcelona needs. They are players who are technically very gifted, work hard for the team and have a lot of talent. Because that’s what Barcelona is all about.”
Xavi is right. Barcelona does need young and talented midfielders. De Jong would be a perfect replacement of Busquets for the long term. However, Barcelona isn’t the sole club keen to sign these two players. The likes of Manchester City and Juventus are also keen to the young talented midfielder.