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Real show they'll go low to find next Leo

Published 13/08/2011 | 05:00

The quest to uncover the next Lionel Messi has seen Real Madrid sign their own 'Leo' this week: seven-year-old Leonel Angel Coira, who will begin training with Real early next month.

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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 Madrid's great rival Messi.

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 that he will receive no salary.

Irish Independent

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