Xavi: Mahrez good enough for Barcelona

Date published: Friday 25th March 2016 7:47

Riyad Mahrez: Been in brilliant form

Former Barcelona passing master Xavi believes Leicester forward Riyad Mahrez is good enough to play for the Catalan club.

Mahrez has been one of the stars of the season for the table-topping Foxes and he has scored 17 goals and  claimed 11 assists in all competitions this season for Leicester, who lead the Premier League by five points with seven games remaining.

And Barcelona legend Xavi, now playing in Qatar for Al Sadd, says the Algerian Mahrez, 25, is talented enough to play for the La Liga leaders in the future.

“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!”

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