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Xavi Backs Barcelona Over 'Incredible' Neymar Pursuit & 'Spectacular' Griezmann Signing
90min
Fri, 12 Jul 2019 09:50

Xavi Backs Barcelona Over 'Incredible' Neymar Pursuit & 'Spectacular' Griezmann Signing

90min
Fri, 12 Jul 2019 09:50

​Barcelona legend Xavi has endorsed potential Camp Nou transfer deals for Neymar and Antoine Griezmann, labelling the potential return of the Brazilian superstar from Paris Saint-Germain as incredible and calling the expected arrival of the Frenchman spectacular.

Xavi Backs Barcelona Over 'Incredible' Neymar Pursuit & 'Spectacular' Griezmann Signing

After two fraught, injury-hit years in France, Neymar is known to be keen on a return to his former club. But whether Barcelona are actually interested in making it happen or will even have the money available to fund his return is unclear.
Xavi, who played with Neymar for two seasons before winding down his illustrious career in Qatar, is convinced that it would be a great move, although he acknowledged the difficulty.
"He would be an incredible signing, but I see it as being difficult, honestly. I think its very difficult," the four-time Champions League winner is quoted as saying by Marca.
"We have seen so many things that I thought Id never see though, such as PSG paying €222m, so well have to wait. Theres no doubt that hes one of the best players in the world, but lets see what Barcelona do," he added.
As for Griezmann, who is expected to complete a €120m move from Atletico Madrid following reports that Barcelona have finally triggered his buyout clause after an earlier debate over a potential payment structure being included, Xavi welcomes the news.
"Hes a great player, a world star," Barças old number six said. "He made a difference with Atletico Madrid and with France. Hes an extraordinary player. Its still not official, but it seems like hes going to Barcelona. Griezmann will be a spectacular signing."