You have probably already seen videos online of Alex Alcalá collecting Manchester United U17 players' souls. The 16-year-old Mexican kid was one of the biggest sensations in the last 2022 Generation adidas Cup, and we cannot stop watching his highlights.
In case you missed his talent, you don't need to be worried. Here it is:
Alex Alcala (16) showing some of his skill vs Manchester United U17s pic.twitter.com/Q8wds23rlZ— German (@PopOutGerman) April 13, 2022
Mexican youth international Alex Alcala (16) has been absolutely saucing Man United.What a little move here pic.twitter.com/vaZsLOkELl
— MLS Buzz (@MLS_Buzz) April 14, 2022
Very impressive, don't you think? No wonder he has been called the "Mexican Messi" in the past.
Who is Alex Alcalá?
Alcalá is part of the U17 LA Galaxy squad, and despite his youth, he already has a professional contract with LA Galaxy and is also a recurrent member of the LA Galaxy II team.
15-year old @AlexAlcala_05 made headlines when the @LAGalaxy announced they signed the teenage prodigy to a pro contract. We’ll profile young Alex & his family today at 3:30p on @CBSLA-streaming at https://t.co/fGfw3xdnKe @GalaxyPodcast @LAGalaxyII @LAGalaxyFanTalk @ACBrigade pic.twitter.com/bXNNGDgbOa— CBSLA Sports Central (@SportsCentralLA) March 7, 2021
The winger has been called up to the U15 and U17 Mexican national teams on several occasions, but since he was born in the United States, he still could switch his international allegiance.
When he was even younger, Alcalá trained with Barcelona and Manchester City. And this is not a minor detail in his resumé because the Premier League club was able to work a nifty agreement with the player, in which they can call dibs on Alcalá as soon as he turns 18 years old.
#ManCity have a pre-agreement for the signing of midfielder, Alejandro Alcalá (15). The teenager has already trained at Barcelona and @ManCity’s facilities, and now has the chance to join the #PL club from LA Galaxy as soon as he turns 18.
— City Xtra (@City_Xtra) July 6, 2021
Definetely, a name to keep in the books.