Xavi, who played with Neymar at Barcelona, believes the Brazil international has what it takes to become like Messi, stating that Mbappe still has much to learn.
“Mbappe is a very superior player physically,” Xavi told Catalunya Radio.
“It’s impressive that at his age he has those differences, but he could also get stuck, it’s very difficult to predict.
“He still has no football maturity but, he could be one of the good ones. He is so strong, but that does not always work in elite football, he has to learn to think.
“Neymar is the player that I have seen, if he manages to acquire that maturity, that might be more like Messi.”
Xavi left Barcelona for Qatari club, Al Sadd, in 2015.
The 38-year-old won seven La Liga titles, over two Champions League trophies and also the Copa Del Rey during his time at Camp Nou.
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