Genetic scientists believe they could clone Lionel Messi in the future by using current scientific practices.
Messi has spent his entire senior career at Barcelona to
And with the 31-year-old's career now closing in on its final few years, questions have arisen as to whether the footballing world will ever see another player of Messi's quality again.
However, scientists believe they could clone the Barcelona star to make another version of him in the future if they wish.
"Yes, Messi could be cloned using current techniques," Navarro told Cadena SER programme Què
"It would be very similar in appearance to Messi, it would look like his twin.
"It would be like if two twins had been born and we froze one for 20 or 30 years.
"This individual would have the same potential as Messi, but genetics is only one component. Others are educational, environmental.
"Messi isn't just Messi because of his genetics, but because of everything he has lived through, his education, his time at La Masia, the treatment he received.
"Genetics only gives us potential, it's up to us to complete the job."
He has not played since his nation's exit from the World Cup last year in Russia, and there was speculation he could be set to retire from the national team.
Now, he's ready to return to the side ahead of this summer's Copa America where he will hope to inspire Argentina to their first continental triumph since 1993.