There is no doubting the football genius of Barcelona talisman Lionel Messi. One of the greatest to have played the game, Messi has a great eye for talent as well.
The Argentine named nine wonderkids who he thought would go on to rule the world someday. These names were – Chanathip Songkrasin, Kasper Dolberg, Gabriel Boschilia, Nadya Karpova, Alex Muyl, Nathan Allan de Souza, Davide Calabria, Jean-Kevin Augustin and Patrick Roberts.
Evidently, 21-year-old Dolberg, who plays his football for Ajax in the Netherlands, is the biggest name on this list. The centre-forward featured in 39 encounters for his side last season and scored 12 goals as Ajax reached the semifinals of the UEFA Champions League.
RB Leipzig’s 22-year-old forward Jean-Kevin Augustin is another one of the more known names on this list. Augustin joined the Bundesliga side from Paris Saint-Germain in 2017 and has since scored 20 goals for them in 67 appearances.
The now 24-year-old Nadezhda Karpova is the only female player who made Messi’s list. She was playing for Chertanovo Moscow back in 2016 but has since played for Sevilla and Valencia in a career which still has enough time to take off.
Brazil’s 23-year-old attacking midfielder Gabriel Boschilia is expected to break into the AS Monaco first team this year after spending three consecutive years on loan. Another 23-year-old in the list, Alex Muyl has been playing in the MLS for New York Red Bulls for over three years now.
23-year-old Chelsea loanee winger Nathan Allan de Souza, AC Milan’s 22-year-old full-back Davide Calabria and Celtic winger Patrick Roberts, currently on loan at Norwich City in the Premier League complete the list
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