Andres Iniesta has reiterated his desire to be reunited with Cesc Fabregas at Barcelona next season.
The two combined to secure Spain's first-ever World Cup triumph on Sunday, with Fabregas' pass picking out Iniesta to score the extra-time winner against Holland.
Fabregas has expressed his desire to return to Barca and the Catalan giants have already had one bid turned down for the Arsenal captain.
Iniesta spent several years in Barca's youth team with Fabregas before the fellow midfielder was lured to England.
And asked at a Nike press conference in Barcelona on Tuesday if Fabregas would be back at the Camp Nou this summer, he replied: "Let's hope so.
"Everybody has come out and spoken of the desire we have for him to be with us next season.
"We would be delighted. Not just because he is a team-mate and a friend, but because it would be great for the club.
"His arrival would give us a huge jump up in quality and he would play his part to help us stay up there competing in the big competitions. We would love him to be here."
Fabregas was pictured in a Barca shirt during Spain's celebrations in Madrid on Monday after Barca defenders Carles Puyol and Gerard Pique forced it over his head.
Knowing he is still an Arsenal player, Fabregas was reluctant to take the crowd's acclaim before managing to get the shirt off again, and the mild-mannered Iniesta insisted he had nothing to do with the prank.
"It wasn't anything to do with me - it was the other two who carried out the joke," he said.
"He is my team-mate and my friend and I wish him the best, and if he comes, we will all be delighted."
Iniesta also relived the moment he received the ball from Fabregas, a crucial late substitute for Xabi Alonso, to score the most important goal of his career.
"It is one of the most beautiful feelings that a person can experience," he said.
"I was just waiting for the pass from Cesc, who was looking phenomenal. It came very quickly and I was so alone (in the area) that I thought I was offside.
"But I controlled it well and when I hit it I knew it had to go in because going to penalties would have been terrible."