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One to watch: Muhammad Demirci - Barcelona's £2 million 12-year-old

MuhaIf you thought Arsene Wenger took a gamble when he splashed the cash on Theo Walcott, then imagine spending £2 million to bring a 12-year-old to your club. That is exactly what Barcelona have done to secure the services of Turkish wonderkid Muhammad Demirci. The Besiktas youngster is set to pocket £1,500-a-month in wages - which beats your average paper round - when he moves to the Nou Camp in September. It certainly represents a gamble by the Catalan giants, but the videos after the jump show why they have been tempted to part with their Euros.

One to watch: Muhammad Demirci - Barcelona's £2 million 12-year-old continued

[Rob Parker]

March 19, 2007 | Permalink


Ya know, it would help if you mentioned where you got the news from :)

Posted by: Ahmed Bilal | Mar 19, 2007 12:13:16 PM

Looks pretty decent, but I'd put my house on the faact that he never plays a game for Barcelona, there are just too many things that could go wrong between now and then for any 12-year-old to be worth £2million. Also, anyone else think he might not have the greatest shot on him? He seems to be constantly looking for the pass in that clip!

Posted by: Ashley Lawrence | Mar 19, 2007 12:20:05 PM

The kid's 12 years old! He has yet to sniff puberty from the looks of things, meaning he could end up being 5 feet 1 inch tall and weighing somewhere in the neighborhood of 125 pounds.

I agree with Ashley on the fact that there are way too many variables in play here for this to be a pure football play. I think Barca wants to make some PR noise here and maybe expand its presence in the Turkish market with this signing.

Posted by: Justin | Mar 19, 2007 2:05:30 PM

I bet Wenger's watchin him...

Posted by: Ahmed Bilal | Mar 19, 2007 6:05:50 PM

He will never be a Barca player.....I didn't see him dive once!!

Posted by: Benny | Mar 19, 2007 6:40:25 PM

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