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Atletico Madrid star Griezmann mentoring Liverpool academy starlet Figueroa

Atletico Madrid star Antoine Griezmann is keeping tabs on Liverpool academy starlet Keyrol Figueroa.

For one of the biggest admirers of Figueroa, 15, is French World Cup winner Griezmann.

Atletico Madrid's on-loan Barcelona ace, 30, plans on becoming an agent when he hangs up his prolific boots - and is taking a personal interest in the rise of the Anfield teenager.

Figueroa, the son of former Wigan favourite Maynor, receives regular messages of inspirational support from Griezmann.

A source close to the family revealed to the Daily Star: “Keyrol is amazed whenever Antoine gets in touch. He loves it.

“Antoine has become something of a mentor for the kid - via WhatsApp and with words of encouragement.

“It's brilliant for him to have one of the game's greatest strikers in football following his progress. It's a huge boost.“

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