Never mind the £86m arrival of Gareth Bale or Spanish star Isco at Real Madrid this summer, Carlo Ancelotti has only just made the signing everyone will be talking about – but give it another decade or so, as he’s only nine years old.

Takuhiro Nakai, a Japanese prodigy, has been snapped up by the Spanish giants who believe he could become the next Lionel Messi.

And looking at the video of the youngster showcasing his skills, he certainly looks pretty exciting.

If Cristiano Ronaldo had his nose put out of joint by Bale’s move to the Bernabeu, things could be getting even more awkward in the Spanish capital.

The nine-year-old shows he’s not just a one-trick pony, as he tackles, beats players and demonstrates an eye for goal as well.

So watch out Messi, Nakai could be coming to challenge for your place as the best player in the world – and he’s already taller than you!

source: metro UK