Barcelona fans have been comparing Frenkie de Jong to legendary midfielder Xavi in reaction to a recent club post on Twitter.
The Dutchman was signed from Ajax in the summer transfer window to become the Catalan club’s latest maestro, and in a recent tweet Barcelona made reference to his outstanding passing ability and love of doing it.
They captioned an image of De Jong laying on the floor and staring at the grass with: “Each individual blade of grass has the potential to affect passing accuracy.”
Many Barca fans have responded to this by likening the Netherlands international to their former player Xavi, who himself was noted for his love of passing the ball as well as being extremely gifted at it.
Whilst De Jong has a long way to go to reach the heights that Xavi did, there are certainly similarities in how they both play the game.
Xavi himself has previously commented on De Jong’s ability, saying: “De Jong is a footballer who can mark an era in Barcelona. He is able to dominate the game, he sees it easily and doesn’t lose the ball.”
Barcelona fans will likely be hoping that De Jong can go on and achieve close to what Xavi did in his time at the Nou Camp. Here is how some of responded to the post on Twitter, with most comparing the Dutchman to the great Spaniard…
Xavi is proud
— حميد 🇦🇪 (@7ameed_Fcb10) September 30, 2019
Loojs like xavi is handling this account
— mk vaibhav (@mkvaibhav1) September 30, 2019
Iniesta & xavi proud for him 🔵🔴
— Kipaw (@prasanjaya_givo) September 30, 2019
@PrimeRaul7 xavi effect 😅
— Roy (@1666_roy) September 30, 2019
New admin? ❤️ pic.twitter.com/PKCCrjqVJA
— Chris Freeman (@cf23barca) September 30, 2019
@KrishuFC truly Xavi’s successor :v
— हर्ष रमण (@harsh10barca) September 30, 2019
Xavi would be proud
— Akshit (@Akshit48600419) September 30, 2019
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