In theory, these 10 players were chosen by the great Lionel Messi himself. In reality, they were most likely chosen by a team of marketing experts, with perhaps a bit of input from Messi. Or maybe it was all his doing. In a way, it doesn't really matter. What matters is that 10 young players have been chosen to be the new, young faces of adidas' latest ad campaign, and 2 of them are Chelsea players ... only 1 of whom is out on loan. High five!
Introducing 10 players… chosen by @leomessi to wear the #Messi15 boot and become tomorrow’s big names. Will they do it? Follow their story each month this season, filmed by them, told by them. Backed by Messi. @cornetmaxwel @jeremieboga @kenedy @khiryshelton @timowerner @j_wilson19 @gyasinho @miranchuk @ronylopes10 @accursio_bentivegna #BeTheDifference
The ten chosen are: Lyon's Maxwel Cornet (18), NYCFC's Khiry Shelton (22), Stuttgart Timo Werner (19), Man United's James Wilson (19), LA Galaxy's Gyasi Zardes (24), Lokomotiv Moscow's Alexei Miranchuk (19), Monaco's Rony Lopes (19), Palermo's Accursio Bentivegna (19), and Chelsea's Jeremie Boga (18) and Kenedy (19).
Here's Boga posing with his pair of MESSI15 boots.
Congrats to the boys, for getting that endorsement money and for being awesome of course. Should be fun to follow their video diaries over the next several months. Also, buy some adidas boots or something. They're my favorites, too.