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Xavi: These Two Stars Will Take Over From Messi & Ronaldo

FC Barcelona legend Xavi Hernandez has named two stars who he believes will succeed Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo as the best players in the world.

Click through the mini-gallery above to see the two stars Xavi named!

The Spaniard recently praised Neymar, who has been in excellent form for Paris Saint-Germain, saying the Brazilian could win the Ballon d'Or in future, and also predicted his that former teammate will be joined by Kylian Mbappe as football's next two big stars.

"I have huge respect for him (Neymar), he's a fantastic footballer," Xavi told RMC Sport.

"When Messi and Cristiano lower their level, he will be the next Golden Ball winner.

"When Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo retire, the debate about the best in the world will be between Neymar and Mbappe."

Read: How Does Neymar Compare To 26yo Ronaldo & Messi?

Neymar has scored 27 goals and assisted 16 strikes in 26 games this season, while his teammate Mbappe has hit the back of the net on 15 occasions and set up a further 14 goals in 30 appearances.

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