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What happened to Barcelona's 'Korean Messi' Lee Seung-woo?

 The forward broke records during his early years at La Masia, but the 23-year-old now finds himself playing in Belgium after a tumultuous last decade

When Lee Seung-woo was named to the inaugural NXGN list of the 50 best teenage footballers on the planet back in 2016, he seemingly had the world at his feet.


Dubbed 'The Korean Messi' during his early years at Barcelona, the then-18-year-old appeared destined for superstardom both in Europe and back home in Asia.


Five years on, though, and he finds himself down the pecking order at mid-table Belgian side Sint-Truiden, and facing up to a career that may never reach the heights it once threatened.



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