American-born Malaysian footballer Wan Kuzain Wan Kamal has stated via his Twitter account that he will have a trial with Dutch club Feyenoord in a few weeks' time.
Born in September 1998, the young forward has been dubbed the new Lionel Messi by many, is an American citizen but his father is from Malaysia, and he has been tipped as one to watch for the future.
"Going on trial with Feyenoord in Holland in a few weeks. #excited," the player posted from his Twitter account, @Kuz_TheAsianWiz.
The 16-year-old will follow in the footsteps of players such as Manchester United's Robin van Persie, Swansea's Jonathan De Guzman, and PSV's Jeffrey Bruma in joining the well-known academy.
Wan Kuzain, who holds American citizenship, was called up to the USA under-17 training camp in September of 2013. His father, Dr. Wan Kamal Wan Napi, confirmed the news with Utusan Malaysia.
"Kuzain's coach believed that he has a bright future in football," the Malaysian professor told reporters.
"They believed that Feyenoord is the right place for Kuzain to develop his talent and they decided to send a profile to to Feyenoord."
Wan Kuzain, whose 10-day trial will begin on February 28, has apparently not ruled out a role in Malaysia's national team.
"Of course it is not impossible for Kuzain to play for Malaysia one day," father Wan Kamal added.
Wan Kuzain is currently with American club St. Louis Scott Gallagher in Illinois, where he helped the team to win the National Premier League Champions Cup (U-14).