The man who helped barcelona discover lionel messi said he made him sign a contract on a paper napkin when he was just 12 years old because he knew he was too talented to let slip away. Lionel messi getty images an ex barcelona official said that he made lionel messi sign the contract on a paper napkin when he was just 12 years old.
He drew up a contract.
Lionel messi contract napkin. Rexach was keen to get a deal done with lionel messi s father jorge so the club could start pumping the youngster full of the growth hormones that would make him a superstar. Messi and his parents flew from argentina to barcelona where they waited for a month for an agreement to be struck. Messi napkin lionel messi signed his first barcelona contract on a piece of tissue paper it has been revealed that and six other truly remarkable facts you might not have known about the.
Lionel messi signed barcelona contract on paper napkin reveals ex official file. A 13 year old messi arrived at barca in. It s one of the most important documents in football history but lionel messi s first barcelona contract was actually written on a napkin 18 years ago.
And the agreement was scribbled in a napkin to convince his parents that their son will have a career with the club.