Barcelona great Xavi hopes Neymar returns to Camp Nou, saying he had “no doubts” over the forward’s quality.
Neymar, 28, has been linked with a return to the LaLiga giants nearly three years after leaving the club for Paris Saint-Germain.
Xavi saw no reason why the Brazil international would not return, saying his former team-mate was among the world’s best.
“Why not? Soccer-wise I have no doubts and I have lived with him in a locker room and he seems to me a great person,” the Al-Sadd coach told DjMariiO in a YouTube interview.
“He was a professional here in Barcelona and would make a difference.
“Then there is the social, bureaucratic issue. I don’t go there. But on the field he is among the five best in the world.”
Another player Barcelona have been linked with a move for is star Inter forward Lautaro Martinez.
Xavi praised the Argentina international’s quality, saying: “I like him. Who doesn’t?