The world better watch out: a new Messi is coming.
According to a report from Catalan radio, Thiago Messi, son of Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi, has joined a pilot program of the FCBEscola, the children's section of La Masia, Barça's youth academy. The club is launching a project for kids between three and five years old, and Thiago is one of the first to enter the program.
The funny thing about all of this is that Thiago kind of... uh... I don't know... hates football?
"I don't buy him many balls or force him to play with them because he doesn't like them that much".
Lionel Messi, source: Goal.com
Messi said in that same interview that he hoped that the FCBEscola program would help Thiago finally get hooked into the sport. If Thiago starts to love it and takes the thing seriously in the upcoming years, then we might get a second-generation Messi in 15 years or so. And if Thiago turns out to be anything like his dad, I'm gladly waiting.