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French minnows sign 'next' Messi

We may have thought there's only one Lionel Messi, until French Ligue 2 minnows Angers SCO this week announced a major coup -- the signing of Lionel Messi.

And no, it wasn't an early April Fools joke, just the wrong Lionel Messi -- a 17-year-old Cameroonian midfielder, whose full name happens to be Lionel Messi Nyamsi.

"My greatest wish is to play alongside Leo Messi. I was born in Cameroon but I'm French. I would choose France," he said.

But quite how that will help his chances of playing with Messi, is anyone's guess.

Irish Independent