The Messi-ah is born!! Hallelujah, hallelujah. The birth of Thiago Messi has kicked off a light-hearted chase for Spain and Argentina to claim the wee dribbler.
Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero, whose child is the godson of Messi and is himself son-in-law to Diego Maradona, has quickly claimed Thiago for Argentina.
Thiago, born in Barcelona last Friday, will also be eligible to play for the Spanish national team should he decide to follow in his father’s mesmerising footsteps.
Meanwhile, John Delaney has been spotted in South America trying to track down any Irish relatives of Messi’s girlfriend Antonella Roccuzzo.