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Xavi explains why Aubameyang and Mane will not fit in at Barcelona

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Aubameyang and Mane have been linked to Barcelona in recent weeks but club legend Xavi Hernandez has warned his former side against a move for both.

Xavi does not feel Barcelona have any reason to sign Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang or Sadio Mane.

The pair are currently two of the Premier League’s top performers having shared the Golden Boot between themselves last season.

Aubameyang faces an uncertain future with his current Arsenal contract set to expire at the end of the season.

Mane still has up to 2023 on his Liverpool contract but Spanish giants Barcelona and Real Madrid have also shown strong interest in the Senegalese.

While praising the pair for their qualities, Barca legend Xavi Hernandez feels they will both struggle at Barcelona due to Quique Setien’s philosophy.

“Mane and Aubameyang can kill you in open space,” Xavi said as per the Mirror. “But Barcelona need players who know how to move in small spaces.

“I am thinking about player who would adapt to Barcelona and it’s not easy to find one. Samuel Eto’o was perfect as is Luis Suarez right now.”

Timo Werner is also a transfer target for Barcelona but Xavi would rather have Neymar return to the club.

“Football-wise, he is among the three or five best in the world. I hope that he returns to Barcelona. He was his teammate. He would add a lot.”

“A positive character. It would be an extraordinary signing to become a difference-maker.”