Barcelona legend Xavi has said Leicester City’s Riyad Mahrez would be the Premier League player he would sign for the Catalan side.
The PFA Player of the Year was linked with the Catalan outfit this summer, but ended up signing a new deal with the Foxes.
“Mahrez is good enough to play for Barcelona, but I am pleased he decided to stay with Leicester,” the ex-Spain international told magazine ShortList.
“He clearly must have had options, but if Leicester had lost their best player after such a big achievement it would have been a shame. It will be interesting to see how him and Leicester perform in Europe this season.”
The 25-year-old was a key part of the Leciester team, along with the likes of Jamie Vardy and N’Golo Kante, who shocked the rest of the Premier League and finished first.