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

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