For Topps Cards, Lionel Messi was asked to pick the top fifteen greatest talents in his eyes. Frenkie de Jong made the list.

The card game asked Messi to pick 15 players for their ‘Youth on the Rise’ category.

Messi picked his Barcelona teammate Frenkie de Jong, saying, “He is one of the most complete passers I’ve seen at his age.”

The Argentinian legend was broad in his understanding of talent as 25-year-old Bayern full-back Joshua Kimmich also made the cut.

Messi’s full list is: Frenkie de Jong, Mason Mount, Joshua Kimmich, Joao Felix, Kylian Mbappe, Houssem Aouar, Ousmane Dembele, Eder Militao, Phil Foden, Christian Pulisic, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Benjamin Pavard, Jadon Sancho and Kai Havertz.




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