One of the most difficult challenges in world football at the moment is succeeding in Lionel Messi at his club Barcelona. Messi is inarguably one of the best footballers of all time and an absolute legend of the game.

However, recent reports reveal that Lionel Messi himself has identified Pedro Gonzalez as his potential successor at Barcelona. He is reportedly convinced that that the UD Las Palmas youngster will play a very important role for Barca in the upcoming years.

At 16, Gonzalez has already made a massive impact at Las Palmas. He has netted a couple of goals and a solitary assist in eight appearances in the 2019-20 La Liga season.

Media outlets like Marca and Don Balon have reported that Barcelona are already very impressed with Pedri’s talent and they have in fact agreed on a transfer fee for the youngster.

A report carried by Don Balon also states that Leo is all in praise for the teenager’s quality as a footballer. He also holds high regard for another 16-year-old star Ansu Fati. The Argentine believes that the duo will have a crucial role to play after Messi decides to hang his boots.