• A scientist claims Lionel Messi could be cloned
  • It is highly likely that Cristiano Ronaldo will be cloned as well 
  • Messi has a real possible successor in Barcelona

A scientist claims Lionel Messi could successfully be cloned with the use of their “current techniques.”

Messi is indeed one of the greatest soccer players to ever play the game. For over a decade, “Leo” has broken multiple records and despite fast approaching the mid 30’s, the Argentine has showed no signs of stopping anytime soon.

As far as soccer goes, Messi has made the bizarre a reality. However, the most bizarre thing that could happen in his stellar career is something beyond his capabilities – a Messi clone.

The idea sounds outrageous indeed, but Arcadi Navarro, head of the European Genome-Phenome Archive, believes the Barcelona captain can be recreated with the level of scientific innovation available.

According to Navarro, with the “current techniques” they have today, the first successful Messi clone could be on its way to shock the world, One Football reported.

“Messi could be cloned with current techniques,” he told radio station Cadena SER.

Navarro was so confident with their experiment that he even stated that they have already frozen one of the prototypes.

“We would achieve a being very similar to Messi, as if two twins had been born and we had frozen one of them for 30 years,” Navarro revealed.

The world may not be ready for a Messi clone. But if Messi is getting anywhere near cloning technology, everybody can bet their bottom dollar Ronaldo and his people won’t be far behind.

The pair have rivaled against each other for over ten years in a remarkable show of consistency. And if Messi will really be cloned in the future, it is highly likely that a Ronaldo clone will also be created to continue one of the greatest rivalries in sports history.

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Sir Alex Ferguson chose Cristiano Ronaldo, left, over Lionel Messi, right, when discussing who's the better of the Ballon d'Or winners. Getty Images

Cloning Messi is still a long shot to fruition at this point. However, in the real world, a Messi successor is already being molded into soccer stardom.

Ansu Fati of Barcelona is a 17-year-old youngster who is believed to have the qualities a young Messi once had. In fact, Messi himself vowed to help Fati to reah his full potential just like how he did when he was his age.

"I like him and I'll try to help him. He is a fantastic player and has what it takes to succeed. I would like him to have a gradual participation, as happened to me when I started,” Messi said of Fati.

In Barcelona’s most recent win against Levante, Fati made history as the youngest player to ever score a double in La Liga. And of course, Fati’s back-to-back goals were orchestrated by Messi himself.