Thu, 11 Aug 2011 02:14:58 GMT | By AFP/MSN Sports

Real Madrid sign 7-year-old wonderkid

Spanish giants Real Madrid have signed a seven-year-old Argentine boy, a spokesman for the club confirmed on Monday.


Real Madrid sign seven-year-old Argentine (© Photo taken from Twitter)

Knowing it takes more than Cristiano Ronaldo, Kaka and Jose Mourinho to topple mighty Barcelona, Real Madrid went onto the transfer market to sign the next big thing in football. And he's only seven.

The Spanish giants announced on Monday (08.08.2011) that they have signed 7-year-old Argentine wonderkid Leonel Angel Coira. Coira, who has lived in Spain for the past three years, "will start training with the children's team on September 6," the spokesman, Juan Tapiador, told AFP.

In an interview with Argentine sports daily Ole last week, Leonel said he hoped to make Real's first team one day - even though his idol is Lionel Messi, star of Madrid's arch-rivals Barcelona.

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His father Miguel, who is the coach of a small team in the Madrid suburbs, told the Spanish newspaper ABC that Leonel had signed a one-year contract that can be renewed but will receive no salary. From the age of 16 he can play in the first team.

He said his son decided on Real after receiving an offer from cross-town rivals Atletico Madrid.

"The scouts (at Atletico) saw him and were the first to send a letter of invitation but after doing tests at both teams, he felt more comfortable at Real Madrid. I'm very confident about the club, I know they will take care of him," he said.

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Thu, 11 Aug 2011 02:14:58 GMT | By AFP/MSN Sports

Real Madrid sign 7-year-old wonderkid

Spanish giants Real Madrid have signed a seven-year-old Argentine boy, a spokesman for the club confirmed on Monday.


Real Madrid sign seven-year-old Argentine (© Photo taken from Twitter)

Knowing it takes more than Cristiano Ronaldo, Kaka and Jose Mourinho to topple mighty Barcelona, Real Madrid went onto the transfer market to sign the next big thing in football. And he's only seven.

The Spanish giants announced on Monday (08.08.2011) that they have signed 7-year-old Argentine wonderkid Leonel Angel Coira. Coira, who has lived in Spain for the past three years, "will start training with the children's team on September 6," the spokesman, Juan Tapiador, told AFP.

In an interview with Argentine sports daily Ole last week, Leonel said he hoped to make Real's first team one day - even though his idol is Lionel Messi, star of Madrid's arch-rivals Barcelona.

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Football's biggest transfers this season
The ten to watch in the 2011/2012 BPL season
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His father Miguel, who is the coach of a small team in the Madrid suburbs, told the Spanish newspaper ABC that Leonel had signed a one-year contract that can be renewed but will receive no salary. From the age of 16 he can play in the first team.

He said his son decided on Real after receiving an offer from cross-town rivals Atletico Madrid.

"The scouts (at Atletico) saw him and were the first to send a letter of invitation but after doing tests at both teams, he felt more comfortable at Real Madrid. I'm very confident about the club, I know they will take care of him," he said.

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