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Who is this nine-year-old ‘Japanese Messi?’

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The internet is abuzz about a new wonder-kid footballing talent in Japan — the trouble is nobody knows who he is!

A video of a "nine-year-old Japanese Messi" has gone viral, as people around the world are dazzled by this new talent who seems to be able to just skip around players with ease.

However as yet no details have emerged about who the young chap is or what team he plays for.

Watching the video though, you can see why the player is being compared to Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi as he shows amazing close control to dribble past opponents in a similar fashion to the pint-sized Argentine.

He has already attracted the attention of Messi's former coach at the Barcelona youth team - Francisco Javier García Pimienta — who posted a link to the video on his Twitter feed.

Have a watch of the video below to see the silky skills of the "Japanese Messi."

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