Denim Nnamudi could be Chelsea's next Eden Hazard

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You wouldn’t seen the name before but, judging by this clip, it certainly isn’t the last you’ll hear about Denim Nnamudi.

The eight-year-old from Chelsea’s academy is seen practicing some outrageous tricks and skills around some cones in a training session and puts on a display that Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi would be proud of.

The youngster clearly doesn’t lack talent or confidence as he then moves on to a passing game involving older players.

He is not at all fazed by them and actually goes as far as embarrassing one of them with an astonishing nutmeg much to the other players’ delight.

Kids of this age may be a little too young to sign professional papers, but Jose Mourinho is going to have to keep a close eye on this young lad's progression.

Of Chelsea's current first-team number, Denim's style of play strikes most similarity with that of Eden Hazard, who himself has lightening quick feet and incredible close ball control.

Denim, of course, has some way to go before he can really be compared to Hazard, with the Belgian having established himself among the elite players in the game.

Hazard is, however, under pressure from his Chelsea manager to add more goals to his game in order to reach the level of Messi and Ronaldo.

“Jose Mourinho would like for me to score more," he told The Mirror. "Us forwards need to score and to pass. But I think I compensate for that given how many chances I create.

“I’m fouled a lot, there are a lot of free-kicks and penalties that I win. But he’d like me to score more, like those great players who score two or three times each game (Messi and Ronaldo)."

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