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Is Marco Verratti Iniesta’s ideal replacement at Barcelona?

Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Blaise Matuidi has claimed that his teammate Marco Verratti is Iniesta’s perfect replacement at Barcelona.

The Italian midfielder Verratti was impressive in PSG’s 4-0 Champions League win over Barcelona at the Parc des Princes last week and Matuidi insists Iniesta was really impressed with Verrati.

“When Verratti was down on the ground with an injury, I  told Iniesta that Marco was his successor and he replied that he thought the same,” Matuidi told France Bleu.

“Iniesta is an extraordinary player. He is getting a bit older now, but the things he does are amazing.

“He is just coming back from an injury and he will return to top form for the return.

“We are fortunate to have his successor with us. That is the message I gave Iniesta when we spoke.”

Marco Verratti has been monitored for some time by Barcelona’s scouts

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