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11th Nov 2014

Liverpool and Everton young guns are good enough for Barcelona, claims Xavi

Xavi thinks that Raheem Sterling would be slot right into Barca.

Ben Kiely

Barcelona legend Xavi thinks that a pair of hot prospects from Liverpool and Everton would slot right into the Barca team.

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Xavi knows a thing or two about what makes a good midfielder. The Barca stalwart held down a regular first team spot in one of the greatest midfields in soccer (both at club level and internationally) for over a decade. A pair of Premier League wonderkids has caught the Catalans eye.

Xavi reckons that both Ross Barkley and Raheem Sterling would fit into the Barcelona team with ease.

Yes, why not? I think that they could. They have incredible physical capabilities and they are good technically.

In Spain, we prioritise players who are technically gifted but both things [physicality and technique] are very important in football.

With Sterling currently in the midst of a contract negotiation with Liverpool, perhaps we could see the English starlet make a move to the Nou Camp in the near future.

Hat-tip to Daily Mail

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