Xavi's heir: Verratti is the man to make Barcelona's midfield great again

Marco Verratti to Barcelona is a move that seems destined to happen at some stage. The Paris Saint-Germain midfielder once again spoke of his high regard for the Catalan club this week and has been touted by some as the ideal successor for Xavi. Praise indeed.

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Barca have long admired the Italian international and in 2015 the player admitted he was flattered by the Catalans' interest as he told Goal: "It is up to the people at Barcelona to decide [if I would fit in], but it is true that I like their style."

And in the build-up to Tuesday's Champions League clash between Barca and PSG in Paris, he said: "Even though I am currently in a good project and I feel at home, any player would play for Barcelona."

He added: "They have the three best players in attack, and [Andres] Iniesta too. Iniesta, [Lionel] Messi and Neymar create a move in a second."

HD Marco Verratti Paris Saint-Germain

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