How special was Messi at a young age? Barcelona leaders were convinced of the potential of the Argentine when they took him to the club, offering him a contract immediately, despite the hesitation of some board members.
Barcelona had accepted an annual salary of 40,000 euros per for Argentinean and an amount of 1,000 euros a month for medical treatment with hormones.
Leo initially had difficulty because of the disease, but then became the best near players such as Cesc Fabregas and Gerard Pique in La Masia.
The rest is history. But 9sport would like to remember how Messi played as a child, with this video from his days at Newell’s Old Boys club.
This video is an example of how talented he was with the ball on his feet.