Barca convinced Lamine Yamal will stay at the club

Barca convinced Lamine Yamal will stay at the club

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The young talented winger has drawn attention from top clubs

Lamine Yamal, the 15 year old forward considered a great jewel in Barca's acaedmy, despite recieivng interest from other big sides, seems set to stay with the Catalans.

Sources from the club told EFE that "I'm sure he will stay, because he wants to play here."

The player, born in Mataro with a Moroccan father and a mother from Ecuatorial Guinea, has the confidence of coach Xavi Hernandez, who has called him up recently to train with the first team while players were away at the World Cup.

Barcelona's challenge now is to tie him down with his first professional contract.

Yamal's representative is former Barca player Ivan de la Pena, who has a good relationship with Barca directors, and also is the agent for Gavi and Eric Garcia.

Yamal is a talented youngster but still has a long way to go. Age wise he should be playing with Cadete A but he's been with the Juvenil A instead, and played five games in the Europa Youth League - albeit only starting one.

He plays in a style reminiscent of Ansu Fati, daring and with a lot of capacity to overload defences. Some of his individual dribbles and moments have gone firal on the internet. Usually he plays on the right of the attack but has also featured on the left and in the middle.