Hours before the first leg of the Champions League quarter-final between Juventus and Barcelona, Xavi talked to Marca, commenting on the figures that he expects to be key in the two clashes between his former club and Juve, and making no effort to hide how highly he thinks of Paulo Dybala.
Looking at what kind of football Barcelona play, the players they have and how they go after every win, playing attacking football, I think Dybala would fit perfectly in this environment
Xavi said, going on praising the young Argentine, whom he considers a natural talent.
So much talent… He could play in any big team. Natural talent, lots of ability, young, and already at a level to compete against the best, and alongside the best, even at Barcelona
the former Blaugrana captain said, considering the Argentine’s success in a tough league like the Italian Serie A proof of his level.
He really makes a difference in Italy, and to do it while playing for a club like Juventus, with all the pressure and the expectations, is not an easy thing
Xavi told Marca. Barcelona are reportedly interested in signing Dybala, but it remains to be seen if Juventus are even willing to discuss it (rather doubtful), and also if Dybala himself feels now is the time to make such a move.