What age was Deidara when he joined the Akatsuki?

Deidara of Akatsuki

He is 14 when he is recruited by the Akatsuki. Some believe he was 9, but that isn;t true. I mean if you actually saw the episode where Deidara has the flashback you can see and hear that he is anything, but 9.

Also he was a terrorist bomer for a few years brfore they recruited him. That would be like age 7 if he really was recruited at age 9. He was in the ninja academy or lower at that age. And yeah, he finished ninja acadmy.