Estevao William, 13-year-old, new Messi linked with move to Barcelona

Estevao William, 13-year-old, new Messi linked with move to Barcelona

- Barcelona are plotting a move for 13-year-old Brazilian star Estevao William from Cruzeiro

- Barca's Sporting Director Eric Abidal is interested in signing the striker called 'Messinho'

- It is understood that the agent who help Barcelona signed Neymar is in charge of the deal

Brazilian teenage sensation Estevao William is being considered by Barcelona, reports from Brazil claims.

The 13-year-old who plays for Brazilian club Cruzeiro is dubbed as the new Lionel Messi due to his similarities with the Barcelona captain.

Barca's Sporting Director Eric Abidal have traveled to see him play and consider him to be a potential signing for the Camp Nou outfit.

According to Brazilian news media outlet Globo Esporte, the teenager could be traded to the Spanish champions due to financial crisis at the club.

Though discussions have not taken place but the Belo Horizonte side may not be able to hold onto their starlet for long because of their current situation.

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Cruzeiro chief Saulo Fores revealed that the club have fallen into a debt of over £10million and they could be on the verge of being demoted into the third-tier league.

And it is understood Barcelona are currently monitoring the situation and have done businesses on many occasions with Estevao's agent, Andre Cury.

Cury was the agent that help Barcelona secure a deal for Brazilian star Neymar from Santos.

Estevao's father Ivo Goncalves said that a trusting relationship between club and player is crucial as numerous teams have line up for the teenager.

He told Globo: "Whatever is best for my son, wherever God places us, we will be.

"Thanks to Estevao's gift, we have open doors to several clubs.

"When you treat the athlete well, the family too, you automatically create a bond."

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Meanwhile, had earlier reported that Man United have joined the list of top European clubs to have made their interest in signing Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi.

The 32-year-old has been rumoured to stage a walk out on the Camp Nou outfit after being unsettled with the club in recent weeks.

It is understood that the Argentine captain has been linked with a reunion with former boss Pep Guardiola but the Premier League champions do not expect Messi to leave the La Liga giants.

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