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Barcelona ‘freaking out’ over La Masia gem, drawing Messi comparisons – report



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After a dreary draw against Getafe, Barcelona recovered their footing in La Liga and secured two hard-fought wins against Cadiz and Villarreal.

While the back-to-back victories could be attributed to various reasons, one of the biggest driving factors behind those wins was the inclusion of Lamine Yamal.

The Moroccan made his first two starts in the Spanish top flight but played with a sense of maturity that belied his years.

Barcelona compare him with Messi

Now, according to Alex Pintanel, Barcelona share a unanimous consensus that Yamal is one of the biggest talents at the club, so much so that comparisons are being drawn with the legendary Lionel Messi.

As per the report, Barcelona are ‘freaking out’ with the talent displayed by Yamal and believe they do not remember anyone like him since Messi, who needs no introduction to his widely acclaimed talents and trophy cabinet.

While it is still early days, Yamal has been one of the Blaugranas‘ most threatening offensive players, owing to his wide range of skills.

A special talent. (Photo by JAVIER SORIANO/AFP via Getty Images)

The teenage sensation has dazzled with his dribbling and creativity, and while he is yet to stamp his name on the scoreboard, Yamal has come awfully close on multiple occasions, with him rattling the woodwork twice in the most recent encounter against Villarreal.

Earning a call-up to Spain

Due to the instant impact, he has had at Barcelona, Yamal is reportedly all set to be called up to Luis de la Fuente’s squad for the upcoming games against Georgia and Cyprus.

This comes on the back of his decision to represent the Spanish international team over Morocco.

One of the finest young talents in the game currently, Yamal will be signing a new contract with Barcelona this Friday which will see him commit his future to the club for three more years.

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