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VIDEO: Nine-year-old prodigy arrives at Roma

Roma have welcomed nine-year-old Pietro Tomaselli to the club despite interest from Arsenal, Manchester United and Manchester City.

Videos of nine-year-old prodigy Pietro Tomaselli have been spreading around the internet after he arrived at Roma.

A product of Anderlecht's youth system, Tomaselli chose to join Roma despite catching the eye of all of Europe's biggest clubs.

As well as Arsenal, Manchester United and Manchester City, Barcelona, Real Madrid and AC Milan were said to be on his trail before he travelled to the Eternal City.

Tomaselli has been greeted with enthusiasm on arriving in Italy and his father has been delighted by the welcome.

"We were welcomed marvellously in Italy, perhaps even better than Diego Maradona," he told sudinfo.be.

"Pietro is already the mascot here and everyone knows him from the president to the players."

Tomaselli, who started playing for Anderlecht at the age of five, took the chance to get autographs from Francesco Totti, Daniele De Rossi and Maicon and will hope to follow in their footsteps.

Watch Tomaselli in action here:

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