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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.”

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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.”

Source: www.express.co.uk

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