Barcelona's most important signing of the January window could be that of eight-year-old Claudio Nancufil.
Stifle your amusement. BBC Sport report that Manchester United, Chelsea, Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid are also interested in signing a player known as the 'Messi of the snows'.
Nancufil plays for the Martin Guemes club in the southern Andes ski resort of Bariloche and club President Marcelo Ernalz has noted more than one similarity to Lionel Messi:
As soon as he started to play at the age of four he was already different from all the rest of his playmates with regards to technique.
How he takes the ball stuck to his foot, brakes, stops, kicks, scores, shoots on goal, from when he was little he had all these distinct qualities.
He's physically small and had the same growth problems detected in Messi when he was little, and he's getting hormone treatment.
As if to acknowledge the seriousness of the youngsters talent, he has been signed to a Barcelona-based PR agency run by Manuel Otero who said:
After the Christmas holidays, he will go to try out with these three Spanish teams and then we'll see what each of them offers us.
According to Gordan Tynan of the Independent, Otero remarked:
We’ve had an invitation from River Plate for him to train for a week with them. [The family] are not closing any doors and England could also be a great destination for the player.
The BBC is preparing documentaries in the run-up to the World Cup in Brazil and with Argentina they want to unite the past, present and future.
For this, they plan to bring together Diego Armando Maradona, Lionel Messi and Claudio and with the participation of World Cup-winning coaches Cesar Luis Menotti and Carlos Bilardo.
Claudio's mother Viviana noted:
"We asked him, how do you do that? And he said, "I don't know. I just get it in my head and my feet move on their own. I don't know how I play like that. My legs just go.""
Whether the young man will prove to be an astute signing at such an early age, or whether he turns into another Freddy Adu, only time will tell.