Barcelona legend names the perfect successor of Lionel Messi.
Former Barcelona striker, Samuel Eto’o, has urged the club to secure 15-year-old Borussia Dortmund youngster, Youssoufa Moukoko, as the heir to Lionel Messi at the Nou Camp.
Despite not being eligible to play in the Champions League until November 20th, when he turns 16, Dortmund have included the youngster in their squad for this season. Moukoko is yet to make his senior debut with the German side but Eto’o has urged Barcelona to secure the youngster as the successor to Messi.
Messi, at 33 years of age, has clearly displayed his desire to leave the club. After failing to convince the Catalan giants to let him leave at the end of last season, Leo has decided against taking his beloved club to court.
The Argentine international is likely playing his last season at the Nou Camp with Barca having no clear successor. Ronald Koeman’s arrival has been a positive change for the club as the former Netherland boss has placed immense trust in the youth. Ansu Fati, Pedri, Ronald Araujo, Sergino Dest, and Francisco Trincao are among the many that have earned the coach’s trust.
While the future looks bright for the Spanish side, Messi’s departure will surely be a massive blow for the club but Eto’o has got the perfect solution.
[There’s] a young player who plays for Dortmund called Youssoufa Moukoko,[He’s] 15 years of age, and he’s the next top player, for me, after Messi.” Eto’o told Goal.
Eto’o dreams of a Barca attacking trio consisting of Youssoufa, Antoine Griezmann, and current PSG superstar, Kylian Mbappe. While Griezmann’s future remains uncertain after being dropped from the starting eleven by Koeman during the El Clasico, Mbappe is being fought over by both Real Madrid and PSG.
PSG have always shown interest in keeping a hold of the world cup winner while Real Madrid are rumored to be the clear favorites in the race. Barcelona are also keen on securing Mbappe while Moukoko could potentially be a cheaper and longer successor to Messi.
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