Eight-year-old Nancufil termed the new Messi

Eight-year-old Claudio Gabriel Nancufil is a magician with the ball and the young Argentine is creating waves already.

    The football world is forever searching for the next Leo Messi, the next great player to beguile the crowds, confuse defenders and regularly blast the ball into the back of the net.

    Now at the other end of Argentina to where Messi was discovered, they might just have found him.

    Eight-year-old Claudio Gabriel Ñancufil is a magician with the ball and already has the big clubs in Argentina and Europe excited by his promise.

    Nancufil with the ball at his feet is a footballing phenomenon - they know that down here where he lives in the beautiful Andean mountain town of Bariloche.

    But when his grandfather put footage of the young prodigy online, the world sat up and took notice.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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