Ansu Fati follows in Messi's footsteps with Lamine Yamal gesture

Ansu Fati follows in Messi's footsteps with Lamine Yamal gesture

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The Argentine forward once did the same thing with the young Spaniard

Ansu Fati wants to follow the best example of the best and is already acting as a reference point for the youngsters who are working their way up to the first team. In the league match against Betis, Lamine Yamal overtook Ansu as the youngest debutant in the history of FC Barcelona in La Liga at 15 years and 290 days. Far from feeling intimidated, the '10' played the role of 'father' to the young talent. 

The following morning, Ansu posted a story on his Instagram account showing a photo of the two of them shaking hands. "Congratulations little brother, keep working hard," wrote the footballer. A welcome in style. Four years after his presentation to the public at Camp Nou, Ansu wanted to follow Leo Messi's example and be the one to welcome the youngsters who come up. 

In 2019, when Ansu made his debut on 25 August at home against Real Betis, captain Leo Messi uploaded a photo with him that made the fans fall in love. "Great game from everyone, 3 first points in La Liga and very happy to see the home boys fulfilling their dreams of reaching the first team and scoring at the Camp Nou in an official match", said the message from the Argentine star. 

At that time, Ansu was the great hope of Barca fans as the successor of Leo Messi to succeed in the coming years. The explosion of the Guinean-born player was meteoric, with a starting impact never seen before. Almost four years later, his situation is quite different, although he ended up inheriting the '10' from Messi. Leo was not wrong when he decided to hand over the baton to him. 

After Ansu's first steps, it is now the turn of Lamine Yamal, who already showed some details of his quality in the minutes that Xavi gave him with the match already decided. He is still 15 years old and it is advisable to be patient with a player who needs time to mature and establish himself in the first team. Just in case, the club is already working on his renewal to offer him his first professional contract.

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