Reports are out claiming that Barcelona have signed up one of the hottest prospects in Swedish football.
The reigning Spanish champions have signed nine year old Zico Jr Marecaldi from Swedish fifth division club BK Olympic after he impressed during a Barcelona recruitment camp.
Zico Jr may have the name of a Brazilian legend but he says that Barca’s Argentine star Lionel Messi is his true hero.
The youngster has already been followed by the Swedish press such is his early promise.
“It’s going to be cool,” Zico Jr. told Swedish daily Skaanska Dagblade.
Swedish rules state that a club cannot hold a full registration of a player until they are 12-years-old so BK Olympic will not receive any compensation for Zico.
However, they are still happy the transfer is going through.