Lionel Messi Waxes Lyrical About Inter Prodigy

Argentina superstar Lionel Messi has praised Inter whizz-kid Valentin Carboni amid talks the Italians are ready to cash in on the young gun. Both players are preparing for the upcoming Copa America as head coach Lionel Scaloni included the 19-year-old in his squad for the most prestigious CONMEBOL tournament.

Carboni, who spent the 2023/24 season on loan at Monza, was on the field 62 minutes as Argentina thrashed sub-par Guatemala 4-1 in a warm-up fixture on Friday night. While he can’t realistically hope to dislodge the Inter captain, Lautaro Martinez, from the starting XI, Carboni’s future looks promising.

He has a great present and future, we have to take advantage of him, just like many guys who arrive with great strength. Since we arrived in the United States, he has been training with us,” one of the greatest to have ever played the game said about the Inter teenager, as quoted by FcInterNews.

I had already seen him in the Under 20s, but he has grown a lot. He is a different player, much better trained, and with amazing quality.

When a player of Messi’s stature speaks highly of you, it says a lot about your career prospects. Perhaps the eight-time Ballon d’Or’s praise could make Inter reconsider their stance on Carboni.

Despite his young age, the versatile forward could be a valuable asset for Simone Inzaghi next term, especially if Inter fail to sign a quality attacker in the coming months.

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