Quite simply, yes. Sergio Busquets is the best midfielder in the world right now. If you go through your checklist of big teams and the midfielders in those sides you can’t find anybody capable of doing what Busquets does. There are the nimble attacking midfielders, the box-to-box types and the destroyers but Busquets is just pure class. He does things so simply yet so brilliantly. Elsewhere, I feel the comments on Javier Mascherano are a bit harsh. He’s in the destroyer category but has improved his passing range and vision. He’s just a different type of player from Busquets and not the “clearly inferior” player the author states he is.