Barcelona show interest in Portsmouth star
Published 22:30 16/02/10 By John Cross
Portsmouth defender Nadir Belhadj could be an unlikely target for Barcelona - after being singled out for praise from star midfielder Xavi Hernandez.
Spain star Xavi said versatile Algerian Belhadj and Rangers’ Madjid Bougherra caught his eye during the African Nations Cup and says he could play for Barcelona.
Xavi said: “I was surprised by the work of Belhadj and Bougherra. They practice a game that we play under Pep Guardiola at Barcelona. It’s nice as a player to hear praise for your work.”
Belhadj, who could be on his way out of crisis club Portsmouth, was a target for Benfica in January.