Where would you imagine that a ‘New Lionel Messi’ would play? Barcelona, probably. But not now. This time this young wonderkid is chased by Real Madrid. He has just one more year of contract and will be poised to become the replacement of the Argentinian star. How are we talking about? Let’s have a look.
First, let’s put some context: we have to mention that Lionel Messi could be set to leave Barcelona at the end of the season. His contract was recently leaked and the team is trying hard to agree an extension with him. Messi never spoken in public apart from saying he would like to stay, but it seems it does not depend entirely on him.
Meanwhile, in Real Madrid, Florentino Pérez and Zinedine Zidane have their napkin already in the neck with Maximo Perrone. He is 18 years old and is playing in Argentina’s side Vélez Sarsfield. He is still playing for the Reserves’ team, and has not made his professional debut. According to newspaper As, the board is amazed with his skills.
Real Madrid’s scouts knew about Perrone when he travelled with Argentina’s Under 16 team to play a friendly tournament in France, which his country won. He is left footed and tipped to play like former Merengue’s midfielder Fernando Redondo, and being born in 2003, he already has a professional contract.