Football: Nine-year-old Japanese wonder kid snapped up by Real Madrid

TOKYO - Manchester United winger Shinji Kagawa, CSKA Moscow midfielder Keisuke Honda, and Inter Milan Yuto Nagatomo are not the only Japanese footballers to have caught the eye of some of Europe's biggest clubs.

Nine-year-old Takuhiro Nakai from Shiga Prefecture has just signed for Spanish giants Real Madrid, the world's richest club, reported the Japan Daily Press.

The news follows Barcelona's signing of fellow Japanese wonder kid Takefusa Kubo, 12, last year.