Lyon's new signing, Eli Wissa, doesn't look 16-years-old

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What were you doing when you were 16-years-old?

Studying for your GCSE’s? Planning your first holiday away from your parents? Drinking alcohol underage in a park?

More to the point, what did you look like at that age?

Gelled spiky hair? Acne? Terrible fashion?

Well, Eli Wissa isn’t your average 16-year-old.

Not only has he just signed a three-year professional contract with Lyon, but he also looks far older than his age suggests.

Don’t believe us?

Just take a look:

He must have had a pretty tough paper-round.

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Upon signing, Wissa insisted that former Lyon striker - and current Real Madrid star- Karim Benzema is his idol.

"I am very happy and even moved for making my family and all my loved ones proud," he said.

"OL is a very big club that I have always followed. It's a great satisfaction to wear the Lyon colours. I want to be as decisive as possible this season and get on with the pros quickly. Karim Benzema is a reference for me."

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Wissa isn’t the only youngster that looks a lot older than he actually is.

Last month, Sevilla’s Ibrahima Sow went viral.

Sow is just 12-years-old and stands at a crazy 1.75m tall.

Having such a height advantage over his opponents, it’s perhaps not too surprising that he scored 29 times last season.

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Then there was Romelu Lukaku.

At the age of 13, the Belgian striker is pictured towering over his opponents - and even the referee - when he was a young teenager.

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Of course, being so tall at such a young age doesn't necessarily mean they're destined for success but it certainly gives them a big advantage.

Whether Wissa can make a name for himself at Lyon remains to be seen.

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