Two Premier League clubs have reportedly signed up to a company that will test their players' DNA in a bid to learn more about their genetics.
British company DNAFit aim to help football clubs discover a player's endurance capacity and power, as well determine whether they are prone to injuries.
"There's not going to be a single gene that determine success or failure, there's no 'Lionel Messi gene', but we can help people to work with the genetics they have," the Daily Mail quotes DNAFit's chief scientific officer Dr Keith Grimaldi as saying.
"I will be very surprised if, over the next several years, [genetic profiling] does not become absolutely routine. It should be."
It has been claimed that the company are already working with a European club, as well as British 800m runner Jenny Meadows.