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The Spain international Andres Iniesta, who is currently playing for the Spanish giant FC Barcelona believes, the Italy international Marco Verratti is his heir at Barcelona, according to Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Blaise Matuidi.

 

The young Italian Marco Verratti, who is currently playing for the France champions PSG delivered a master class performance against Barcelona in the Champions League last week as PSG ran out 4-0 winners at the Parc des Princes.

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The 24-year-old PSG playmaker Verratti has already made more than 120 appearances for the France giant with scoring some remarkable goals since 2012 and is high on Chelsea’s shortlist ahead of the summer transfer window, while reports in Italy claim that PSG have put a an €80 million (£68.2m) for the Italy international.

But Verratti’s team mate and PSG’ midfielder Blaise Matuid has recently revealed that FC Barcelona’s star playmaker Andres Iniesta believes Marco Verratti is his heir at Barcelona.

As after Verratti’s impressive display against the Spanish champions last Tuesday, Matuidi has revealed the details of a conversation he had on the pitch with Iniesta about his PSG team-mate.

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As speaking to France Bleu radio, Matuidi said, “At 2-0, we saw the faces of the Barcelona players and they seemed very angry with themselves,”

“However, I do remember one moment when I said something to Iniesta. When Marco was on the ground, I said to Iniesta: ‘that is your successor.”

“He agreed and replied: ‘yes, that is what I think [too].”

“That is my opinion. Iniesta is an extraordinary player. He is ageing but he is still capable of great things. He was only just back from injury in the first leg and I know he will be in better shape for the return leg.”

“We are lucky to have [Iniesta’s] heir in Marco. That is the message I passed on to him.”