Tuesday, November 13, 2012
''GOOD FRIEND'' AGUERO GIVES LIONEL MESSI THE ICONIC NUMBER 10 ARGENTINA JERSEY FOR HIS SON
World player of the year Lionel Messi received this tiny Argentina strip from Argentineinternational team-mate Sergio Aguero as the pair met up in Riyadh ahead of their country's friendly against Saudi Arabia.
Barcelona striker Messi, who broke Pele’s record of 75 goals in a calendar year on Sunday, looks grateful as he holds up the miniature iconic Blue and White-striped Argentina shirt for his two-week-old son, Thiago.
Aguero appears to have pledged to buy the kit for Messi's baby boy, as he tweeted a picture of the two friends holding up the kit accompanied with: ‘Promesa cumplida!!/Promise kept!! #ThiagoMessi10’
Aguero opted to give Thiago a No 10 shirt – the same number his father wears for both club and country.
Despite not being able to walk yet – let alone run – baby Thiago has already been made a member of Newell’s Old Boys’ supporters club, after an agreement was reached between the Argentina club and the infant’s grandfather, Jorge.
Messi played at Newell’s at youth level before making the trip to Barcelona, aged 13.
Thiago, who was born on November 2, was issued with an official club membership card last week and will receive a kit from Newell's.
Lionel Messi was born in the Argentine city of Rosario, located 200 miles north west of Buenos Aires and remains a fan of Newell’s, his hometown team.