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Anderlecht youngster Wout Faes receives a Chelsea shirt from Brazilian international David Luiz.

For anyone watching Chelsea for the first-time, arguably the most notable player in their squad is Brazilian defender David Luiz - and not just for his immense talent, but more for the defender’s famed haircut, which is arguably one of his biggest assets.

For the average person, growing a long curly afro David Luiz-style is nigh on impossible. However, for one budding Belgian superstar, it appears to be remarkably easy.

Anderlecht's Wout Faes has made major in-roads this season as a ball-playing centre-back, though his recent rise to fame has been largely as a result of his near-identical hair-style to that of Chelsea's Luiz.

The 15-year-old youth player is a future star in his own right, however, representing the Belgian U17 team and being linked with a move to the Premier League with either Chelsea or Manchester United.

If Chelsea are intent on winning the race for Faes' signature, they have certainly gone about it in an interesting way - Luiz has sent the young Belgian star a personalised Chelsea shirt with the Brazilian’s name, number and signature on the back.

Whilst a nice gesture - and one Wout Faes will cherish - the young Anderlecht star will be secretly hoping that there's a bigger future out there for him than simply being seen as a David Luiz lookalike.

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