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. The Paris Saint-Germain midfielder once again spoke of his high regard for the Catalan club ahead of the sides' Champions League tie in February 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 the 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."

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