Here's a name to look out for in the future – Lionel Messi! That's right, soon to be gracing the pitches of Ligue 2 in France, Messi is on the verge of signing for Angers SCO and no we're not joking...
We are of course talking about the Cameroonian-born Messi, whose full name is Lionel Messi Nyamsi, and who has just been offered a contract at French second division club Angers SCO.
Angers head of youth recruitment Axel Labatiniere said his club watched Lionel Messi Nyamsi, a 17-year-old central midfielder, playing for Toulouse Fontaines in February and was struck by his natural ability.
"I spotted him playing a tournament in the south west of France. We gave him a trial at Angers. He has a really good feel for the game" . Unsurprisingly, Messi himself has said "My greatest wish is to play alongside Leo Messi."
We're yet to see what football boots Lionel Messi Nyamsi wears, but we're hoping they're a pair of adizeros. Will Messi be the next big thing? He's got quite a hard act to follow! Share your thoughts online, on Twitter and on Facebook.