LaLiga: Lamine Yamal becomes Barcelona’s youngest ever player

Barcelona on Saturday, handed a senior debut to 15-year-old Lamine Yamal.

Yamal has now become the youngest player to play for the Spanish giants in LaLiga.

The talented teenager was introduced with the LaLiga leaders in cruise control with a commanding 4-0 lead over Real Betis.

At 15 years and 285 days old, Yamal, who is a graduate of the club’s famous La Masia academy, is the youngest player to ever feature for Barcelona in LaLiga courtesy of his brief cameo on Saturday night.

And he almost marked his debut in style by going close to scoring just moments after replacing fellow wonderkid Gavi.

Barca boss Xavi talked up the teenager’s talent earlier in the week. He said: “He’s a player who can help us because he is talented. He’s got a lot of personality, talent, he can play the final ball, take players on, he’s strong, we’re talking about a player who can mark an era at the club.”

“He’s an innate talent, the new generations, the difference with my era is that they have no fear,” the legendary midfielder added when he was asked to compare the youngster to stars of years gone by. “Lamine is different… he has attributes from various players, I don’t see a direct comparison.”

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