When five-time Ballon d’Or winner Ronaldo made the switch from Madrid to Turin, so too did his eldest son, and just like his father he has been scoring goals with much aplomb.

He marked his debut with four goals in a 7-1 victory over Lucento and then found the back-of-the-net seven times in a 25-0 win over Maritimo China in the International Maritimo Centenary Tournament in Madeira.

In total, Cristiano Junior bagged 56 goals and 26 assists in his first season playing with Juventus Under 9’s.

It is rumoured that Sporting Lisbon have already made contact with his grandmother, Dolores Aveiro, in the hope of snapping him up and history repeating itself. Having come through the ranks at Sporting after joining aged twelve, Ronaldo made thirty-one first-team appearances for the club before Manchester United snapped him up for €15m after seeing him dazzle in a 2003 friendly. CR7, in a recentinterview, said of his son who celebrated his ninth birthday last Monday, “Yes, he also plays for Juventus, and feels the pressure and likes it.

Sometimes he asks me: can I bring two Italian friends home? I tell him yes, then he says: but you must be here because they want to take a picture.”