London, February 18 (ANI): A six-year-old boy is being seen as Zinedine Zidane of the future, after reports suggested that his tricky step-overs, daring flicks and jinking runs are reminiscent of the legendary French football midfielder.
Madin Mohammed is said to be such a tricky footballer that even bosses at Chelsea and Real Madrid clubs are tabs on his progress.
The little boy, whose family moved to France from Algeria when he was three, already been signed up on a scholarship by the French football association.
“He has an amazing talent. He plays every day and has a great passion for football. He can cross the ball, control it, swerve, pass between the legs – he is spectacular with the ball… he really is magic with it,” the Sun quoted Christian Lazaoui, president of Roubaix, Madin’s local club, as saying.
A five-minute video showing his adeptness at dribbling and controlling the ball has already been viewed over a million times on YouTube.
The clip features the young lad waltzing past players, beating a man by slipping the ball through his legs, and even catching the ball on the back of his neck.
The fascinating video has also been telecast on French national television, where an awestruck presenter commented: “Amazingly, he is only six years old but he has a complete arsenal of skills.”
According to reports, despite being born in Algeria, Madin will be eligible to play for France. (ANI)