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Xavi: African EPL Star Good Enough To Play For Barca

Former FC Barcelona captain Xavi Hernandez has praised an African Premier League star by saying he is good enough to play for the Catalan giants.
 
 
The Spain international believes Leicester City's Riyad Mahrez has shown he has enough quality to compete with the best in Europe.
 
The 25-year-old has produced 17 goals and 11 assists for the Foxes this season, helping them climb to the top of the Premier League table.
 
"He is a very good player," Xavi told Al Araby Al Jadeed. "He suddenly came to my attention this season, I didn't know about him before, but this season he has blown up. 
 
"He has made a name for himself among the top names in the English league and played exceptionally well. Thanks to what he has done for his club, he can now play for any big club in Europe.
 
"[Asked if he could play for Barca] Yeah, why not? He could play for Barcelona in the future. 
 
"He is talented, but that is not in my hands these days!"
 
 
Do you agree that Mahrez is good enough for Barca? Have your say in the comments section below.

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