- Former Barcelona star Xavi has warned the club against signing Liverpool forward Sadio Mane or Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
- According to him, these two stars can kill in open space, but Barcelona need players who know how to move in small spaces
- Xavi urged the club to re-sign Neymar who he says will be an extraordinary signing
Barcelona legend Xavi has urged his former club to re-sign PSG star Neymar who he believes will be an extraordinary signing and become a difference-maker in Quique Seitin’s side.
According to Xavi, Neymar would add a lot to the team as Barcelona need a player like him, Daily Star reports.
The three-time Champions League winner warned the club against signing long-time target Sadio Mane and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as they may not be the right type of players that the Spanish champions need.
He said: “Mane and Aubameyang can kill you in open space. But Barcelona need players who know how to move in small spaces.
“I am thinking about player who would adapt to Barcelona and it’s not easy to find one. Samuel Eto’o was perfect as is Luis Suarez right now.”
“Football-wise, Neymar is among the three or five best in the world. I hope that he returns to Barcelona.
“I was his teammate. He would add a lot. A positive character. It would be an extraordinary signing to become a difference-maker.”
Barcelona tried to re-sign the forward last summer but could not afford him, while PSG were unwilling to do a swap deal.
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Xavi's statement comes after Legit.ng reported that Barcelona captain Lionel Messi said the club cannot win Champions League unless they improve their games.
All football activities in Europe have been suspended because of the trouble and threat coronavirus has been causing in the whole world.
Lionel Messi and his other teammates have resumed individual training ahead of possible resumption of the Spanish La Liga season next month.
Lionel Messi was more concerned about the Champions League as he wants his teammates to have the same feelings like him on the competition.
Last term's elimination came as a great shock to Barcelona considering how they took a 3-0 lead to England where they suffered 4-0 defeat in the second leg against Liverpool.
Liverpool went on to win the Champions League last season beating fellow Premier League rivals Tottenham 2-0 in the final.
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