Xavi names Raheem Sterling among four players who can succeed Lionel Messi as the best in the world

Xavi believes Raheem Sterling could succeed Lionel Messi as the best player in the world. 

The former Barcelona maestro featured alongside Messi during some of his best years. 

And the Spaniard believes that his former manager Pep Guardiola has been the perfect man to take the Manchester City star to the next level. 

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“You look at young players who can be crowned the future best in the world and you still think of Neymar, Mbappe, Salah, and of course Sterling,” Xavi explained in a Mirror report.

“I look at the moment – and Sterling is winning that race. He’s always been a good player, a dangerous player, but under Pep he become one of the best in the world.


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5/23 Colin Dagba, PSG

6/23 Matthijs de Ligt, Juventus

7/23 Ferran Torres, Valencia

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9/23 Trent Alexander-Arnold, Liverpool

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12/23 Lisandro Martinez, Ajax

13/23 Florentino Luis, Benfica

14/23 Reece James, Chelsea

15/23 Houssem Aouar, Lyon

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17/23 Ansu Fati, Barcelona

18/23 Tete, Shakhtar Donetsk

19/23 Kai Havertz, Bayer Leverkusen

20/23 Mason Mount, Chelsea

21/23 Dani Olmo, Dinamo Zagreb

22/23 Jadon Sancho, Borussia Dortmund

23/23 Joao Felix, Atletico Madrid

1/23 22 under 22: The young players who could light up this year’s Champions League

2/23 Callum Hudson-Odoi, Chelsea

3/23 Renan Lodi, Atletico Madrid

4/23 Eljif Elmas, Napoli

5/23 Colin Dagba, PSG

6/23 Matthijs de Ligt, Juventus

7/23 Ferran Torres, Valencia

8/23 Lee Kang-in, Valencia

9/23 Trent Alexander-Arnold, Liverpool

10/23 Vinicius Jr, Real Madrid

11/23 Victor Osimhen, Lille

12/23 Lisandro Martinez, Ajax

13/23 Florentino Luis, Benfica

14/23 Reece James, Chelsea

15/23 Houssem Aouar, Lyon

16/23 Ibrahima Konate, RB Leipzig

17/23 Ansu Fati, Barcelona

18/23 Tete, Shakhtar Donetsk

19/23 Kai Havertz, Bayer Leverkusen

20/23 Mason Mount, Chelsea

21/23 Dani Olmo, Dinamo Zagreb

22/23 Jadon Sancho, Borussia Dortmund

23/23 Joao Felix, Atletico Madrid

“I know how Pep works – he would have worked closely with him since his arrival – where he needs to improve and what he needed to work on.

“We’re now seeing the results of that – he’s still young and can be the world’s best.”

The 24-year-old has scored six goals in six games in all competitions  so far this season after hitting a career-high 25 last term.

Sterling will begin to further his case to be the best in the world as City begin their Champions League campaign on Wednesday at Shakhtar.

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