Barca Great Xavi: Mahrez could play for Barcelona in the future.

Former Barcelona midfield maestro Xavi Hernandez is convinced Leicester City's Riyad Mahrez is good enough to play for the European champions after the Algerian's sublime display in the Premier League this season.

Mahrez has scored a total of 16 goals and has 11 assists so far and he is top favourite to win the PFA Player of the Year award this season.

However, Barcelona legend insisting the 26-year-old, who he hadn't heard of before this campaign, could play for the La Liga champions someday 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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