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If ever a player was well versed enough to judge whether or not someone was of the quality to play for Barcelona, it's the club's four time Champions League winning legend Xavi and, according to the man himself, there's just one Premier League player who is capable of doing so.
In an interview with Shortlist Magazine, the World Cup winner revealed that Leicester City's Riyad Mahrez could make an impact at Camp Nou, despite the plethora of attacking talents the 'Blaugrana' are currently blessed with.
The current PFA Player Of The Year was linked with the Spanish champions for most of the Summer before committing himself to the Foxes by signing a new long term contract. It's a deal which Xavi was relieved to see the Algerian sign:
"[Riyad] Mahrez is good enough to play for Barcelona, but I am pleased he decided to stay with Leicester. He clearly must have had options, but if Leicester had lost their best player after such a big achievement it would have been a shame.
"It will be interesting to see how him and Leicester perform in Europe this season."
Should Mahrez enjoy as productive a season this campaign as he did last term, it would come as no surprise if the Catalans came knocking again, next Summer.
(H/T Yahoo Sport)
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