Argentina outfit Newell, where ‘football god’ Messi played at youth level before joining Barcelona, have snapped up his baby Thiago as a member.
Newell’s will be hoping their decision to beat the competition early pays off; hoping Messi’s soccer genius passes down through his genes to the little lad.
Baby Thiago, who was signed by his grandfather, is eight years younger than when his old man joined Newell in 1995.
The baby was born on Friday, November 2, 2012 leading to a bizarre riddle involving the current two best players in the world.
Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo is 869 days older than his great rival Messi.
But astonishingly, Ronaldo’s son, Cristiano Ronaldo Junior is also 869 days older than Messi’s lad.
Goal-getter Messi smashed another record last night as he reached 76 goals for the year after a brace in Barca’s 4-2 win at Mallorca, surpassing Pele’s previous record of 75.