Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi claim made by Barcelona legend Xavi

BARCELONA legend Xavi sees Paris Saint-Germain stars Neymar and Kylian Mbappe as the natural heirs to Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.

When asked about Neymar, Xavi told RMC Sport: “I have a huge respect for him [Neymar]. 

'He's a fantastic footballer, when Messi and Cristiano lower their level, he will win the next Golden Ball.'

When quizzed about Mbappe, Xavi added: “When Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo retire, the debate about the best in the world will be between Neymar and Mbappe.”


Neymar, meanwhile, has been urged by compatriot Ronaldo to join Real Madrid one day.

He said: “Neymar is a superb player, maybe he will be the best in the world in a few years, and Real Madrid need the best.”


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