Xavi Hernández knows very well which midfielder he would sign to replace him at Barcelona: PSG midfield maestro Marco Verratti.
Verratti, Barcelona level
In an event at Paris, Xavi told the reporters: "Verratti is a great footballer. Of a high level. Maybe as good as Barcelona's midfielders".
Xavi's words didn't finish there: "He is showing at Paris Saint Germain that he is one of the best midfielders of the world".
Similar to Xavi
"He's one of the best of the world right now. He plays quite similar to the way I did with Barcelona and Spanish national team. He likes to have the ball, he hardly loses the ball..".