Leicester City are among clubs watching Hammarby attacker Akinkunmi Amoo.
The young Nigerian is being scouted this season by the Foxes, Ajax, Borussia Dortmund and Valencia.
“I often hear that I have the same playing style as Messi, so I am sometimes called the little Messi,” said Amoo.
“He is my role model.”
Amoo has also spoken with AC Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who is a co-owner in Hammarby.
“It was unbelievable. I was very impressed and happy. Ibrahimovic is an incredibly good footballer that I look up to, but above all a very nice person.
“Zlatan said I have to dare to play my game, stay focused all the time and not be afraid of anyone, because then I will develop.”