When Ilias Akhomach was a child, the coach of the youth divisions told him that he would not count on him. However, the Moroccan did not give up on his dream of becoming a footballer and joined the Nástic Manres, a club that was bought in 2019 by Barcelona's defender Gerard Pique.
In his new team, Akhomach started to show all his talent. During a match against Barcelona, the forward had a great performance and the directors of the Catalan club tried to get him back. Although the Moroccan had offers from Real Madrid and the Premier League, he chose to go to Barcelona.
Thanks to his speed and skillful left leg, Akhomach became a key player of the starting team. In addition, Patrick Kluivert, former Barcelona player and current director of the youth divisions, said that Akhomach is "the coming Messi". Such incredible praise from a Barcelona legend.
Last weekend, Akhomach made his debut with Barca B, which is in the third division of the Spanish soccer. He only played 45 minutes, did not score any goals and the team was defeated by Cornella. However, that was only the beginning of a long and promising career.