Guardiola will consider signing Wilshere - Xavi

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The ex-Barcelona midfielder has revealed that his former manager is a big admirer of the on-loan Bournemouth star since facing him in 2011

Former Barcelona star Xavi believes Pep Guardiola would consider signing Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere for Manchester City this summer.

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Guardiola and Xavi both first came across the England international when Barca took on Arsenal in the Champions League in 2011, with Wilshere impressing both men.

And Xavi believes that Guardiola would not be adverse to adding Wilshere, who was injured during his side's 2-0 defeat to City at the weekend, to his squad if he can continue his good recent form shown on loan at Bournemouth.

"I know Pep has always had a lot of respect for Wilshere - he impressed so many of the Barcelona team when we played  Arsenal in 2011," he told Fox Latin America.

"He impressed me a lot that night, I know he also did Pep and it will be a player that he would have been following ever since.

"We have talked about him, it was not a performance you forget easily.

"Technically he is the sort of player that Pep loves  - his only problem has been injuries - and if it wasn't for the issues he has had with injuries I am sure he would be one of the best midfield players in the world.

"At the moment he seems to be doing well with his fitness - and if there is a chance to sign him in the summer - I am sure Pep will give it real consideration."


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