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:

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If Takefusa Kubo is the "Japanese Messi," does that make Pipi the "Japanese Ronaldo"? No pressure or anything.