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Arthur in Awe as Lionel Messi Compares Him to Xavi

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The Brazilian has impressed his new teammate

FC Barcelona v Boca Juniors - Joan Gamper Trophy Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images

Arthur Melo, Barcelona’s newest Brazilian, has been rendered speechless after receiving high praise - words that couldn’t have come rom a better source. After Barcelona’s official Brazilian Twitter published a translation of Lionel Messi’s praise for his new teammate, in which he said Arthur reminds him of Xavi, the Brazilian midfielder could only muster a reply with three emojis.

Arthur is currently with the Brazilian national team as they gear up to face the United States in New Jersey and El Salvador in Washington, D.C., as they continue their tune-up prior to next year’s Copa América tournament.