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'Messi of the snows' is making headlines

Updated: 2013-11-30 07:40
By Reuters in Buenos Aires ( China Daily)

Eight-year-old prodigy tipped to follow in the footsteps of his famous fellow Argentine

An Argentine eight-year-old prodigy from the southern Andes, who could be mistaken as a clone of Lionel Messi, may soon be taking the same road to soccer glory as the Barcelona ace.

Claudio Nancufil, small for his age, has become a media sensation since emerging as an unusual talent at the modest Martin Guemes club in the ski resort of Bariloche.

'Messi of the snows' is making headlines