Xavi: Mahrez could play for Barcelona

Barcelona legend Xavi believes Leicester City forward Riyad Mahrez is talented enough to play for Catalan club in the future.

The 25-year-old has been a very important member in coach Claudio Ranieri's squad this season, scoring 17 goals and  claiming 11 assists in all competitions for Leicester and has been one of the driving forces behind the Foxes' remarkable Premier League campaign.

Xavi, who now plays in Qatar for Al Sadd, has been impressed by the Algeria international and has tipped him for a Camp Nou move 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.He could play for Barcelona in the future. He is talented, but that is not in my hands these days!"