The Next Xavis and Iniestas: 5 Up-and-Coming Spanish Midfielders

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The Next Xavis and Iniestas: 5 Up-and-Coming Spanish Midfielders
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Xavi Hernandez is 32 years of age. Andres Iniesta is 28.

Spain have set a blueprint of passing football and now carry a winning expectation on their shoulders, so the Royal Spanish Football Federation must be astute in locating their heirs.

To be considered for this list, the player must be 23 years of age or younger. Ultimately, there are more than five players who could end up inheriting these two fine players' crowns, but here are your top five.

Sergi Roberto and Oriol Romeu were considered, but not included.

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