sport news fans full of praise for their new 'Japanese Messi'

'Believe the hype': Fans full of praise for new teen star Takefusa Kubo dubbed 'The Japanese Messi' after impressing at Copa America completed capture of Japanese teenager Takefusa Kubo this month The 18-year-old was a youth player at Barcelona and is likened to Lionel Messi He has put in promising performances for Japan at this year's Copa America

By James Dutton For Mailonline

Published: 12:35 BST, 25 June 2019 | Updated: 12:35 BST, 25 June 2019

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fans are relishing the prospect of watching 18-year-old Takefusa Kubo after his latest impressive display at the Copa America.

They completed the signing of the 'Japanese Messi' earlier this month - and he was once on the books at Barcelona.

He will join up with their Castilla youth team in Spain's third division next season, but Real fans seem keen to bring him in as soon as possible.

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