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 By Chris Wright

It's not even teenage kicks ... Roma sign a nine-year-old!

Roma have launched a daring raid on Anderlecht's youth academy to snaffle themselves a nine-year-old Youtube sensation by the name of Pietro Tomaselli.

According to L'Equipe, Roma's academy scouts were alerted to Tomaselli's prodigious talents after YouTube clips of the nipper in action went viral recently and immediately set out to being him into the youth set-up at the Giallorossi.

Tomaselli was reportedly on the radars of the great and the good of European football, with the likes of Real Madrid, Barcelona, Manchester United and Man City all tracking his progress.

However, the youngster's proud father, Pino, told Belgian website sudinfo.be that his son chose Roma both because of the family's Italian heritage and the generous hospitality they received at the Stadio Olimpico.

"We were really wonderfully welcomed (in Rome)," said Pino. "Perhaps even more than a player like Diego Maradona!"

To be honest, it's not hard to see what all the fuss is about - even if we can't help but feel little Pietro should probably pass it a bit more!

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