It's bad enough to think that a huge chunk of this summer's World Cup player pool will be made up of lads born in the nineties, of which I can remember about 70% (as opposed to this decade's 30%, for different reasons), but it's even more terrifying to see stuff like this - Milan have promoted a kid born in 1998 to their first team squad - and he's a special talent as you'd expect.
Hachim Mastour is now a member of #ACMilan's First Team: Adriano Galliani announced it today at the Milanello. pic.twitter.com/pm0h1iA7eV
— ACMilan Youth Sector (@acmilanyouth) May 13, 2014
Mastour was born in Reggio Emilia of Moroccan descent and we've spotted him before. He turns 16 on June 15 and was purchased from Reggiana for €500,000 in 2012 - easily a world record fee for a 14-year-old.