The PJ Tatler

Who is the Japanese 'nine year old Messi?'

Soccer fans know what that implies — this kid is a phenom’s phenom. Either that or a very well made April Fool’s joke.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lemg8XGWTzk

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.

After watching my Premiere League favorites, the Arsenal Gunners, stumble through yet another barely watchable season-jeopardizing draw this weekend, I say sign that kid up.