A Scientist has revealed it is possible to CLONE Lionel Messi using existing technology and techniques.

A clone of the Barcelona superstar would arrive as a baby with the same potential as one of the greatest players ever.

Genetics expert Arcadi Navarro, head of the European Genome-Phenome Archive (EGA) made the claim during an interview on Spanish radio station Cadena SER.

However, it is no guarantee that Mini-Messi would end up being as good as the real version – because of environmental and educational impacts as well as experience.

The real Messi joined Barcelona as a tiny 13-year-old from Argentina’s Newell’s Old Boys.