Liverpool have completed the signing of Real Madrid youngster Gerardo Bruna.
The 16 year old, of Argentinean extraction, will join up with the Anfield side's youth teams after being earmarked as the next Lionel Messi.
Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez himself has apparently given his approval to the signing, citing the youngster as a long-term investment.
This isn't the first time that an English club has sought young talent in Spain. One need only remember Francesc Fabregas, who was brought to Arsenal as a teenager from the Barcelona youth ranks, as was Fran Merida last year.
Gerard Pique, too, was brought to England by Manchester United from Barcelona, albeit to return to Spain on loan last season.
For now, though, all eyes are on Bruna, a player of considerable renown back in Madrid, despite his tender years.
Gerardo Bruna Blanco, born on 29th January 1991, is not considered anywhere near ready for league football, but is rather seen as one for the future. Perhaps, even, the not-too-distant future.