Baby joy for Messi
Lionel Messi expecting first child - Barcelona had better prepare a contract
Life just gets better and better for Lionel Messi following his record-breaking season, after the Barcelona star confirmed that he is expecting his first child with partner Antonella Roccuzzo.
Messi fired 73 goals in 60 appearances for Barca last term and, although Pep Guardiola's side forfeited their La Liga title to Real Madrid, the campaign has closed with a happy ending for the former.
“I think it will be a boy,” Messi told Ole after the confirmation that he will become a father.
“We did not want to say anything because we never talk about our private life.
“But we were constantly asked about it, so we wanted to share our joy.”
Barcelona will surely have a contract prepared for the moment Messi Jnr emerges from the womb in the hope of the youngster inheriting the talents of his phenomenally gifted dad.
It would not be the first time a Spanish side has moved quickly to recruit the progeny of prominent player, after Atletico Madrid reportedly attempted to sign Sergio Aguero's son, Benjamin, shortly after his birth.
Benjamin is unique in the sense that he comes from Aguero and Maradona blood, with Aguero's partner Giannina the daughter of Argentine great Diego.
Aged three-years-old, Benjamin has already demonstrated impressive ability for someone of such tender years (see below) after a video emerged of the youngster frolicking with his father earlier this year.
One can be forgiven for pondering the prospect of the Aguero and Messi offspring spearheading the Argentina attack in the future.
Argentina just so happen to be planning a bid to host the 2030 World Cup. Fate? We shall see.