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Reports: 'African Xavi' On Barca's Wishlist

Reports: 'African Xavi' On Barca's Wishlist

By SL International - Aug 09, 2017 02:02 PM

FC Barcelona have only made two signings in the transfer window, but the club are reportedly ready to splash €40 million a Ligue 1 star, who has been dubbed the 'African Xavi'.

Read: Messi & Suarez Shine As Barca Net Five

According to AS, the Catalan giants have accelerated their pursuit of Nice midfielder, Jean Michael Seri and considering triggering the player's release clause.

Barca made an initial bid of €30 million, which is believed to be have been rejected, although the Spanish giants are confident that a compromise can be found.

Publications in Spain have dubbed the Ivory Coast international as the 'African Xavi', following his impressive displays for Nice in the last two seasons.

Barca were previously interested in Paris Saint-Germain's Marco Verratti, who was seen as a long-term replacement for Xavi but the player has decided to remain in France.

Read: Reports: Barca Agree Terms With Dortmund Star

The 26-year-old made 36 appearances in Ligue 1 last season, as Nice finished the season in third spot, securing Champions League spot.

Where do you think Barcelona should strengthen? Have your say in the comment section below.

 


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Dunu-Rats-Slayer Joined: 03 May 2016
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Dunu-Rats-Slayer Aug 10, 2017 07:38 PM
Why are they always trying to compromise why if a player is valued at 40 they want to pay 30 if he's 30 they want to pay 20'Barcelona is not the same anymore they slowly but surely losing their cred
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chris_kumalo Joined: 31 Jul 2011
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chris_kumalo Aug 09, 2017 08:06 PM
He must be really talented
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Golden Boots Joined: 08 Feb 2015
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Golden Boots Aug 09, 2017 04:32 PM
Why does he have to be African Xavi though?
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musa005 Joined: 19 Jun 2017
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musa005 Aug 09, 2017 04:28 PM
Stop putting the player under pressure by calling him names
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King of them ALL (Kπ¤$!) Vl Joined: 19 May 2017
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King of them ALL (Kπ¤$!) Vl Aug 09, 2017 04:05 PM
y not African 16v not lombhedo wabo Xavi or what what nxa ay suka #kingJ
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Phikza Joined: 20 Oct 2013
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Phikza Aug 09, 2017 04:02 PM
Wish to see him play...
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tinashenengomasha Joined: 03 Aug 2017
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tinashenengomasha Aug 09, 2017 03:29 PM
African Xavi no? our new jay jay okosha
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Geoff Stunner Aug 09, 2017 02:42 PM
African Xavi???uzothol'ukuthi yinkomo nko.

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