Since Lionel Messi's the best player in the world, "the new one" who tries to succeed him in sport always appears. Many stay on the road as they are not up to their level due to their level. Others don't resist the pressure and abandon the high competition. And while he still did not renew his contract with Barcelona, the Catalans looked at a 17-year-old Austrian who in his country defines him as the heir to the Argentine player.
The target's Yusuf Demir, a young left-handed attacker from Rapid Vienna who at the age of 17 is already defined as the "Austrian Messi" and whom the big European clubs are beginning to tempt. Austrian-born Demir of Turkish roots isn't alone on Barcelona's radar as, according to ESPN, Manchester United and Manchester City of England and Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund, German giants, are also behind him.
The main candidate in this bid seems to be the Catalan club, whose scouts have been behind it for "a long time" and would be willing to spend between 6 and 8 million euros this European summer, according to the Austrian newspaper Kronen Zeitung.
Barcelona has a tough rival to sign him
The main rival of Barcelona, according to information from the German Bild, is Borussia Dortmund, a club that by tradition usually attracts young stars who later manage to strengthen and revalue. Beyond destiny, his current club, Rapid, has decided that he will sell Demir in the middle of the year, since his contract ends in 2022 and they want to secure a good figure for the sale.
Yusuf Demir's best plays