Five Possible Replacements For Barcelona Legend Xavi

Published 04/11/2015, 3:30 AM EDT


Spanish and Barcelona legend Xavi is set to leave Barcelona and join Qatari side Al Sadd this summer.

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The Spanish giants, who will be without their key player next season, will find it hard to replace a player of Xavi’s capability & caliber. Here, we look at some probables who can be bought by Barcelona as a direct replacement for their ace play maker.

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1. Paul Pogba

The 21 year old French midfielder is one of the best young talents and is already considered as one of best in his positions. Juventus director Nedved has already said that Barcelona is interested in the Frenchman’s signature. Though a bit different from Xavi’s style of play, he can be a great asset to Barcelona.

2. Koke

The young and dynamic midfielder from Atletico Madrid is one of the best upcoming Spanish talents and is already dubbed as the new Xavi. It wouldn’t come as a surprise if Barcelona sign him, considering the quality that Koke has displayed recently and his similarities to Xavi. He has been among the top play makers in Spain for about two years now.

 

3. Santi Cazorla

The Arsenal play maker has been constantly linked with Barcelona throughout the season and has been one of the top players around. He would be an ideal replacement but age would come as a negative factor in the transfer as the Spaniard is already 30 and Barcelona would want a player who can give at least 5 years to the club.

 

4. Ilkay Gundagon

The German midfielder has been one of the backbones for Borrusia Dortmund’s side and is an excellent player. Even though he was injured for most of last season, he has been finding his form slowly and steadily this season.

 

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5. Ander Herrara

The new Manchester United signing has been in great form; he has many attributes similar to Spanish ace Xavi and has recently been linked with Barcelona as a direct replacement for him. Some reports say that Barcelona have been great admirers of him and have scouted him since his early days in Spain.

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