Xavi is currently playing for Al-Sadd.

Barcelona should sign Paulo Dybala and Marco Verratti, says Xavi

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Barcelona legend Xavi has urged his former side to sign Paulo Dybala and Marco Verratti in the upcoming summer transfer window.

The 36-year-old midfielder left the Spanish champions last year and is now playing for Qatari side Al-Sadd after enjoying 17 seasons at the Nou Camp, winning eight La Liga titles and four Champions Leagues.

Without Xavi, the Catalan club look to continue winning trophies as they sit top of the league, in the final of Copa del Rey and through to the last-16 of the Champions League.


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But when asked, Xavi believes there are two players in world football that could make Luis Enrique’s side even better.

"I really love two players who I think they have the DNA to play at Barcelona. Marco Verratti and Paulo Dybala," he told Mundo Deportivo.

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"They are amazing and would adapt really well to the [Barcelona] machine because of their quality and style. I see them as potential players for Barcelona."

Dazzling Dybala

Dybala has impressed during his first season at Juventus, having signed from Palermo in the summer for a reported fee of £24 million. The 22-year-old has scored 13 goals in 23 league matches this season.

Dybala has already experienced playing alongside Lionel Messi with the Juve man representing Argentina on three occasions.

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Valuable Verratti

Xavi is also a massive fan of PSG midfielder Verratti and said this about the 23-year-old last year:

"He's one of the best midfielders in the world, and plays a little bit in the same way as I tried to do with Barcelona and the national team. He likes having the ball. He also has perfect mastery over long and short passing, he can play the final ball, and he doesn't lose the ball that easily. He's really a very high-class player."

High praise indeed for the Italian, who is now in his fourth season at the French champions.

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Pass on Pogba

One player that has been heavily linked with Barcelona is Dybala’s Juventus teammate, Paul Pogba.

Pogba has been tipped to fill the void left by Xavi, but the Spaniard doubts that the 22-year-old is the right man for Barcelona.

"He is a great player, I have suffered him as a rival, he is going to be a star for France national team as he is already for Juventus,” he said.

"But I see him with a different style to Barcelona. But I do not disregard him but the opposite. If I can get him, I accept him."

Frosinone Calcio v Juventus FC - Serie A

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