The OS posted a few glowing quotes from our star forward on the day after Barcelona ousted Arsenal (who are, incidentally, Ash's boyhood club) from the Champions League.
A personal favourite: "He plays just off the front man like me and he's a player definitely to look up to. I've been doing that for many a year."
As it turns out, Messi and Ash have a bit of a mutual admiration society going, as Messi tweeted about Young's performance in our season opener against West Ham.
For all Messi and Young have in common, I don't think I'd mind too much if we could swap them for a season. Get on it, Lerner.