Hachim Mastour Moroccan Messi to Feature for AC Milans First Team

Rabat- Dubbed the next Messi and compared to Zinedine Zidane, AC Milan’s 15-year-old Moroccan-Italian Hachim Mastour could make his debut in Serie A against Sassuolo on Sunday after he has been promoted to Clarence Seedorf’s side. According to The Guardian, Mastour was taken to the changing rooms where he was greeted and applauded by the first-team squad. He then trained with the first team and scored a goal before the Milan TV cameras.AC Milan had to pay a reported €500,000 for Reggiana in the summer of 2012 to sign Mastour and to abort all attempts by other European teams like Inter, R.Madrid, Barcelona and Man City to snatch the skillful trequartista. “He has the quality of Robinho, the professionalism of Kaka and the natural ability of Ballotelli,” Milan’s former coach Massimiliano Allegri was quoted as saying about Mastour.It is not the first time that Hachim Mastour trains with the senior team since he participated in a training session for the first time in December 2013.He also appeared on six occasions for Italy Under-16s which raises doubts whether he will continue playing for Italy in the long run or choose instead to wear the jersey of his country of origin, Morocco.The Moroccan wonderkid who turns 16 next June is undoubtedly a super talented young player. Yet, many reports question whether it is the right decision for him to be promoted to the first team at such an early age, and if can he handle the pressure and media attention that come along with playing for the crowned champions of Europe seven times.The kid sensation is also feared to face the same sad fate like other young players who were brought to the spotlights with no little fanfare but were left halfway before reaching their goals. Former Barcelona player Bojan Krikic is just one example among many. © Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributed

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