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Meet 14-year-old star with one million Instagram followers

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Despite the notion that social media is rapidly becoming a double-edged sword in sport, especially football, it has provided talented youngsters like Barcelona’s youth team star Xavi Simons the fantastic opportunity to get their name out there.

Xavi is one of the many has actually hit one million followers on Instagram and while this may seem like madness when you consider he’s just 14 years old, MARCA confirms the youngster is producing some quite remarkable football when on the pitch that is creating a real buzz over his future.

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Paul Pogba and Zlatan Ibrahimovic’ agent Mino Raiola who has an excellent record with working with talented footballers is already hoping to work alongside Los Cules’ prodigy.

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“He’s a great footballer and he has a great future.” said Raiola in MARCA

Simons’ case is a bizarre one due to the fact he already has his own dedicated social media team that handles his posts, which is incredible considering his age.

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Popularity in youth football is scarcely this strong, yet wherever Simons plays there are those who want his autograph or a picture. Whether this is healthy for a young player yet to fully develop emotionally remains to be seen, however Xavi is already being told that it’s impossible that he won’t play for the Blaugrana senior team one day.

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