Barcelona legend Xavi has backed La Liga Champions to sign two South American super players of Neymar and Lautaro Martinez.

The Catalan outfit have been strongly linked with Brazil international returned to Nou Camp from Ligue 1 holders, while Inter Milan’ Argentine attackers, it remains to be seen whether La Liga leaders will be able to push ahead with their transfer plans due to the coronavirus pandemic.

However, Xavi, who has been tipped to become a future manager of the Catalan giants, has acknowledged that both players would improve the first-team squad.

When quizzed on Neymar, the Spaniard told Post United: “Football-wise I have no doubts. I’ve been with him in the dressing room and he seems to be a great person. He was a professional and made a difference. On the pitch he’s in the top five.”

On Martinez, Xavi added: “I like him. Who doesn’t? He stands out, gives depth and finds space where there’s very little. Barcelona are right to take an interest.”

Neymar has just over two years left on his PSG contract, while Martinez is said to have a £92m release clause in his deal at San Siro.

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