Lamine Yamal is not just any 'kid'. At just 16 years of age, he has a flair for football that only a select few possess. He has proved it in the Barça shirt and with the Spanish national team, becoming the debutant and the youngest scorer of the national team.
Against Real Betis (5-0), he again played minutes with the first team. He came on in the 64th minute, replacing João Félix, who had his first great night as a Blaugrana player, and although he did not shine in the same way as in previous matches, he once again showed flashes of the immense footballer he is.
Just a few weeks ago he earned his first market value on Transfermarkt, 25 million euros, a shocking figure for a 16-year-old, and he already stands out as one of the ten most valuable Barça youth players at the moment, tied with Take Kubo (Real Sociedad) and Alejandro Grimaldo (Bayer Leverkusen).
On the pitch, Lamine Yamal doubts he is 16 years old every time he comes into contact with the ball. With the privileged technique he displays, the ability he possesses to control his body, and the reading of the game and decision-making he displays, as well as the 'venom' he has near the penalty area, his stock has no ceiling.
The most striking thing about Rocafonda is the feeling he transmits when he has the ball. If Lamine has it, you sense that something could happen, and Barça needed players of this calibre, who would engage the fans. The next tier in terms of market value is occupied by Marc Cucurella (Chelsea), Ansu Fati (Brighton), Leo Messi (Inter Miami) and André Onana (Manchester United), all valued at 35 million.
It would come as no surprise if, after a season in which Xavi has already made it clear that he would take him into account, he reaches the top threeRead on m.allfootballapp.com