Real Madrid Signs 7-Year-Old Soccer Prodigy Leonel Angel Coira of Argentina


Lionel Messi, considered one of the greatest players of this generation and known simply as 'Leo', signed with FC Barcelona when he was 13 years old.

Leonel Angel Coira, considered the next 'Leo,' signed with Real Madrid Monday in nearly half the time it took Messi to ink a professional contract, the Chicago Tribune reports. Coira is just seven years old.

The youngster from Argentina was also being pursued by Atletico Madrid. He will begin training with the club on Sept. 6 and already has a facebook page with photos from the club.

Coira idolizes Messi but says he prefers to set up goals rather than score. Maybe the two Leos will one day be terrorizing clubs on the same squad.

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