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'Being Compared To Messi Bothers Me'

The youngest player in the history of LaLiga, Luka Romero, has admitted he does not like being compared to FC Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi.

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Last month, the midfielder broke a record that had stood for 81 years when he made his Spanish top-flight debut at 15 years and 219 days old for Mallorca.

Romero, who was born in Mexico but is eligible to play for Argentina, has earned early comparisons to Messi due to his playing style and talented left foot, but has now stated that he does not want to be likened to the six-time Ballon d'Or winner.

"It bothers me because there is only one Messi," he told Fox Sports.

"I want to make a name for myself in football as Luka Romero."

Click through the gallery below to see some other players who were dubbed "the new Messi"!

Romero played for seven minutes on his debut, which came against eventual champions Real Madrid, and has not featured again for Mallorca, who have since been relegated.

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