Atalanta captain Papu Gomez isn't surprised young teammate Amad Traore is attracting big transfer interest.
The 18 year-old winger is being linked with Manchester United this week.
And amid interest from United, team-mate Papu Gomez has compared his young team-mate with six-time Ballon d'Or winner Messi.
The Atalanta favourite, 32, said on an Instagram Live: "He plays like Messi.
"There are defenders in the first-team that sometimes cannot stop him. To stop him in training, we have to kick him."
According to the Manchester Evening News, United are keen on the Ivorian winger.