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Barcelona legend Xavi admits being a Brighton fan

Barcelona legend Xavi admits he's a fan of Brighton.

The midfielder has spoken of his support for Middlesbrough and fondness of the Championship, but following Boro's promotion last season, he now follows another side.

Xavi told ShortList: “I followed because of Karanka, but I was so impressed by the crowds that watched even in the lower divisions. I remember being impressed by some of the football that Brighton played, so maybe I can follow them.

“I have always watched a lot of English football, and the players I first remember really admiring were John Barnes, Paul Gascoigne, and Matt Le Tissier, they had so much ability and are still among my favourite ever players now."

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