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Barca Star Responds To High Praise From Xavi

One of FC Barcelona's newest signings has responded to the praise he recently received from club legend Xavi Hernandez.

Read: Liverpool Ready To Bid R1.6bn For Barca Star

Arthur, who is arguably the standout performer out of the club's recent signings, has featured regularly alongside Ivan Rakitic and Sergio Busquets this season.

The Brazilian has received a number of plaudits as a result this season, most notably former Barca midfield maestro Xavi.

"To receive praise from a player who I was a huge fan of is a massive confidence boost for me, but I have to know how to deal with any praise I get," Arthur told Globo Esporte.
"I can't let it go to my head. I feel very lucky to have my family to guide me through the difficult times.
"That's why I brought them all with me to Barcelona because moving to Europe was a big change in my life."
The 22-year-old joined the Catalan giants from Gremio in a deal reportedly worth €31 million (R499 million) in July this year.
Do you think Arthur has been Barca's best signing so far this season? Let us know in the comment section below.


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