Two Super Eagles players of Victor Osimhen and Samuel Chukwueze miss out as Barcelona talisman named 15 Youth on the Rise list.
The 21-year-old Lille striker has enjoyed his first season in the Ligue 1 where he notched 13 goals and provide five assists in 27 appearances for Les Dogues.
Osimhen impressive form has seen him linked with a summer move to big former Champions League clubs of Real Madrid, Manchester United and AC Milan.
Chukwueze who regarded as one of the exciting young wingers in the world after breakthrough from La Liga outfit Villarreal three season ago which has seen Liverpool and Chelsea jostle for his signature.
However, both Nigeria international failed to make a list of Messi’s “Youth on the Rise” list.
Here are the 15 top young prospects named that make the final list.
PSG’s Kylian Mbappe, Atletico Madrid’s Joao Felix, Barcelona duo of Frenkie de Jong and Ousmane Dembele.
Liverpool’s Trent Alexander-Arnold, Chelsea’s Christian Pulisic and Mason Mount plus Manchester City’s prospect Phil Foden and Bayer Leverkusen’s Kai Havertz.
Manchester United transfer Jadon Sancho, Real Madrid’s Luka Jovic, Lyon’s Houssem Aouar, Bayern Munich’s Joshua Kimmich and Benjamin Pavard round up the list with some interesting comments from Messi on the back of the cards regarding his thoughts on each player.