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Sunday 21 January 2018

Real show they'll go low to find next Leo

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.

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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