I’m a bit cynical about these sorts of things as it makes for a great story to say “this is the next Messi” when really it’s just a very talented 10 year old who has a much better chance of being a ‘really good’ 18 year old than being anything close to a starter with Barcelona.
Still, Takefusa Kubo, a ten year old from Japan has moved to Spain with his mom so he can join the famous La Masia academy at Barcelona.
His first game for the Barcelona youth team seems to have been treated as a fairly major media event. Here’s the video:
He notched two goals (shown from two different angles) so that seems to be enough to fuel the media fire for now. Nice story and I hope he does well but putting labels on ten year olds like “Japanese Messi” is all a bit silly.