FourFourTwo names the ten midfielders we believe are currently the best in the world (in ALPHABETICAL order). FFT's 100 Best Players in the World is in the January edition of FourFourTwo magazine, out December 7.
Put simply, he is the man who lets Barca do what they do best. While Xavi and Iniesta pull in all the plaudits, Busquets quietly and effectively goes about the business of ensuring the back door is bottled while also giving the side a base to build from. However, it would be remiss to suggest that he is just a ‘stopper’ – he made more passes in the opposition half of Spain’s Euro 2012 qualifying campaign than any of his more illustrious contemporaries.
The swashbuckling former Arsenal captain finally secured his dream move back to his hometown club in the summer. After years of being the big fish in the Gunners’ seemingly ever dwindling pond he is now challenged with having to fit into the best midfield in world football. It is a challenge he has set about with relish and five goals in his first nine league games showed Cesc means business at the Nou Camp.
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