Real Madrid has a message for archrival Barcelona: "Anything you can do, we can do better."
Months after Barcelona signed a 12-year-old Japanese boy named Takefusa Kubo, Real Madrid has countered by signing a youngster of its own.
According to reports, Real Madrid has welcomed 9-year-old Takuhiro "Pipi" Nakai into its prestigious training academy. Pipi has been somewhat of a sensation in his native Japan after he showed off his unbelievable skills on a Japanese TV show two years ago.
Here are some highlights of Pipi in action:
If Takefusa Kubo is the "Japanese Messi," does that make Pipi the "Japanese Ronaldo"? No pressure or anything.