– Lionel Messi sends a surprise birthday gift to Borrusia Dortmund youngster Moukoko
– The forward who turned 15 took to Instagram to express his happiness after receiving the gift
– Messi has been the teenager’s idol but recently copied Ronaldo’s celebration after scoring a goal
Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi surprised Borussia Dortmund youngster Youssoufa Moukoko after sending him a gift on for his 15th birthday.
The 32-year-old forward sent a couple of things to the teenage sensation which includes a postal of the five-time Ballon d’Or winner.
Moukoko was surprised after he received the gift from his idol and he took to social media to express his excitement.
The wonder-kid said on Instagram: “Oh my god! Got this as a gift from my idol. Many thanks, Leo Messi. Thanks for all your birthday wishes,“
Moukoko has been impressive for the German football league academy after showing the quality he was made of last season.
According to Sport Bible, the forward made his U17 debut at the age of 12, and currently averages at least a goal in every 54 minutes in this Bundesliga U19 season.
The teenage sensation has already recorded six goals in his debut for Dortmund’s U-19 side back in August.
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Meanwhile, coach Michael Skibbe admits Moukoko is destined for greatness following the feat he achieved in the early stages of his time at the club.
“The boy will one day become a professional. That’s as safe as the amen in the church. Only injuries could stop him.” Skibbe told welt.de.
“Youssoufa is a totally relaxed guy, who handles his hype extremely cool. He has established himself very well so far and was an excellent fit in our team.”
Although Lionel Messi is Moukoko’s idol, the forward has replicated Cristiano Ronaldo’s celebration when he scores.
Legit.ng earlier reported that Chelsea legend John Obi Mikel wants Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi to win this year’s Ballon d’Or award.
The Argentine already won the ‘FIFA The Best Player’ prestigious prize – beating Cristiano Ronaldo and Virgil van Dijk to the silverware.
Messi is among top contenders for the award, with the likes of Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah, Eden Hazard and a few more listed in the shortlist released by France Football a few weeks back.
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