Former Barcelona playmaker, Xavi Hernandez, has said Pep Guardiola will try to sign Arsenal midfielder, Jack Wilshere for Manchester City this summer.
Guardiola recently praised Wilshere ahead of their trip to Bournemouth, where the player is on a year loan.
Xavi believes if the England international keeps up with his fine performances at the Vitality Stadium, his former Manager at the Nou Camp will be interested.
“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.”