Xavi reveals the Barcelona player that reminds him of himself

Frenkie De Jong
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Xavi is seen as one of the greatest midfielders to have played the game.

The veteran midfielder often dominated play in the middle of the park during his playing days, as Barcelona dominated the rest of Europe.

The Barcelona head coach has now hailed Barca midfielder Frenkie de Jong, claiming that the Dutchman reminds him of his playing days.

Xavi said in his latest press conference: “Frenkie de Jong reminds me of myself. He is spectacularly good as a central midfielder and can play as a defensive midfielder too. He will not be a center-back.”

This now looks to confirm the reports that De Jong won’t be leaving Barcelona this summer.