Meet the 15-year-old La Masia talent Xavi invited to train with the first team for the first time.
Lamine Yamal, a 2007-born star out of La Masia in Barcelona, has captured everyone’s attention with his amazing goals.
The internet star, who has defied his age against players considerably younger than him, has advanced to the point where, following the 3-0 victory over Sevilla, he recently practiced with the senior team under Xavi.
The dynamic striker participated in a training session with the Barcelona team at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper together with 10 other players from the subsidiary, according to the Spanish daily Mundo Deportivo.
Xavi led the practice about 12 hours after Barcelona’s impressive 3-0 victory over Sevilla, which featured goals from Raphinha, Robert Lewandowski, and Eric Garcia.
Yamal was one of the candidates who received the chance to train with a select few first-team regulars a few hours after the triumph when Xavi collected everyone at Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper to do a routine post-match session.
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Ander Astralaga, Biel Vicens, Arnau Casas, Fabian Luzzi, Derek Cuevas, Martin Georgev, Toni Caravaca, Niko Takahasi, Joan Anaya, and Yamal himself were all in attendance for the training session.
Apart from those named, there were no more players from the subsidiary because they had a league game versus Alcoyano in El Collao.
Yamal, who is only 15 years old, has primarily played right winger for Barça’s Juvenil A squad. Despite this, his poaching skills and finishing talents have managed to dazzle the coaching staff.
He may not be the fastest player around, but his impressive dribbling more than makes up for it. The fact that Yamal can play all three attacking positions as well as an attacking midfielder makes his abilities even more impressive.
The 15-year-old is, to put it mildly, still an uncut diamond, but given his flexibility and technical prowess thus far, it shouldn’t be long before he makes the first team after all.