FC Barcelona is desperate to find a replacement for Lionel Messi. Since Ansu Fati appeared in Ronald Koeman's first team, Lionel Messi began to lose prominence in his hands. Ansu Fati seemed to be the ideal replacement for Messi but a serious injury left him out of the entire season. Also in the youth divisions of FC Barcelona they already found the new Lionel Messi.
Patrick Kluivert, FC Barcelona Sports Director, said on Cadena Ser that FC Barcelona already had the new Messi in their youth divisions and that they should not worry about finding a replacement for the Argentine. The problem is that this young player who is already compared to Messi is only 16 years old.
Ilias Akhomach, known as the Moroccan Messi because of his nationality, what is most striking when watching him play is his similarity to Messi. With only 16 years, Ilias Akhomach earned the nickname of being the successor of Lionel Messi, nothing more and nothing less than in FC Barcelona. In addition, Ilias Akhomach had the possibility to play for Real Madrid but he chose to continue at FC Barcelona.
calling him the new Lionel Messi, playing for FC Barcelona and that Messi himself is about to leave the club could be something that harms the great future that Ilias Akhomach has ahead of him. Currently, FC Barcelona already shield the new Messi with a millionaire clause close to $ 120 million. Could Ilias Akhomach beat or match Lionel Messi?