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Xavi gives his verdict on Barcelona new arrival Arthur

The midfielder is set to join from Gremio

Gremio v Cerro Porteno - Copa CONMEBOL Libertadores 2018 Photo by Lucas Uebel/Getty Images

Xavi has given his verdict on Arthur who announced on Friday he is set to leave Gremio for Barcelona.

The Brazilian should become a Barcelona player next week after a move for the 21-year-old was brought forward.

Xavi, who knows a thing or two about playing in midfield, reckons he’s a good fit for his former team but says he’ll need a strong mentality to succeed.

“I have not seen him in a complete game, I have seen images, he is a talent and he can fit very well at Barça.

“Another thing will be the theme of his mentality, the ability to adapt in the country, in the league and a club as big as Barça.”

Source | Sport

Arthur’s a really exciting addition for Barcelona and hopefully we’ll get to see a glimpse of him in action during the club’s pre-season tour of the United States later this month.

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