Real Madrid signs 9-year-old Takuhiro Nakai (video)

October 11, 2013

Cristiano Ronaldo looks as if he has a few good years left. (Alberto Saiz / AP)

There’s the idea of “getting younger” with roster moves and then there’s what Real Madrid has done.

They’ve signed 9-year-old Japanese prodigy Takuhiro Nakai, the kid whose nickname is Pipi.

Pipi is billed as the “new Cristiano” and the “new Messi” in some quarters. Not that either of those guys is going away any time soon. Neither is 30 yet.

How good is the kid? Watch…

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