Perotti backs Fazio for Barca

Diego Perotti believes his former Sevilla teammate Federico Fazio is good enough to play for Barcelona.

Perotti left Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan in January, joining Boca Juniors on loan for the rest of the season and said in a radio interview that Fazio has what it takes to play at Camp Nou.

“Fazio will be the best in Europe,” Perotti predicted.

“With his height and his game he will be the best. He has everything he needs to start for Barca.

“If he makes that choice then I will support him.”

Fazio, 26, joined Sevilla as a 19-year-old in 2007.

Perotti added that he doesn’t expect Sevilla to be able to retain captain Ivan Rakitic for much longer.

“With the level he is playing at it’s going to be difficult to keep him. It’s hard for him to stay,” Perotti said.

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