Barcelona sign Messi’s son for new children’s project

By Isoccer Staff

Lionel Messi’s three-year-old son is reportedly set to join Barcelona’s new ‘baby’ project.

The Argentinian superstar recently revealed that his eldest child, Thiago, was uninterested in football.

However, the toddler will now play alongside the children of other Barcelona players and staff members, according to El Larguero.

The report claims that the youth set-up, dubbed FCBEscola, will focus on developing kids from the ages of three to five.

Potentially ahead of a future in La Masia, the source suggests that the programme will aim to provide the children with the much-vaunted ‘Barcelona DNA’.

Meanwhile, Messi senior is currently sidelined through injury, after suffering a groin problem on international duty.

Indeed, La Albiceleste’s No.10 returned to action after a brief retirement from the national team last week, netting in a 1-0 win over Uruguay.

That triumph, Argentina’s first since the summer’s traumatic Copa America Centenario final defeat to Chile, took the side to the top of CONMEBOL’s qualification group for the 2018 World Cup.

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