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At the age of just 16 years, 11 months, and two days, Danubio wonderkid Nicolás Siri has become the youngest player in the history of professional football to score a hat-trick, taking the record from Pele.
The talented Uruguayan forward, who scored on his debut against Nacional last weekend, built on his impressive start by netting a perfect hat-trick against Boston River on Friday, showing incredible composure to help his side to a 5-1 win at the Centenario Stadium.
As a result of his efforts in front of goal, Spanish giants Barcelona are reportedly monitoring his progress closely.
Take a look at his hat-trick below. This kid looks like the real deal.
Nicolás Siri scored the perfect hattrick for Danubio today.- Warriors of Uruguay (@UruguayHeroes) March 19, 2021
Good header :white_check_mark:
Delicate chip with his left-foot :white_check_mark:
Clean strike with his right-foot :white_check_mark:
16-years-of-age. He is the real deal.pic.twitter.com/V81e0Rwbl5
Barcelona, with very good contacts and informants in Uruguayan football, are attentive to the evolution of Danubio forward Nicolás Siri (16). [md] pic.twitter.com/4RJyHYunAv- barcacentre (@barcacentre) March 20, 2021
Nicolas Siri's brother Enzo was in disbelief at seeing his hat-trick for Danubio :flag_uy: today- Uruguay Football ENG (@UruguayFootENG) March 20, 2021
Siri  has 4 goals in his first two professional matches pic.twitter.com/cyE04CJF9y
Following the club's 5-1 win against Boston River, a delighted Siri spoke to the press.
"I am very happy, it is a dream come true." he told Radio Oriental. "Luckily everything is happening. It was the first time I played in the Centennial, the truth is that it is all a dream.
"I always try to enjoy myself, I hope to continue like this."
Danubio currently sit in 11th place in the Uruguayan Primera División after a poor start to the campaign but Siri showcased maturity beyond his years when asked about their current situation.
"We are in a delicate moment, but we need to face the best we have, playing football and doing what we know how to do. We will continue to fight until the end."
Danubio might be struggling right now but it looks like they've unearthed a gem in 16-year-old forward Nicolas Siri.- Tom Robinson (@tomrobbo89) March 20, 2021
A goal against Nacional last week and now a hat-trick against Boston River. One to watch pic.twitter.com/is4hfd1tHp
Hear me out- WVP (@MCFCWVP) March 19, 2021
I want this player to join a top side in South American football or decent side in European football
16 year old and already score 4 goals in 2 matches, including a hat trick today
HE PLAYS PROFESSIONAL BY THE WAY #MCFC pic.twitter.com/KlohqsM9zq
Remember the name: Nicolás Siri.
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