Thiago, the son of Lionel Messi, joins the academy of Inter Miami while at 10 years old, he follows in his father’s footsteps and is part of the under-12 team of the MLS club.
- The Messi family moved to the United States after two years in Paris, France
- Thiago is the eldest of Messi’s three boys – and the first to join a club academy
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Lionel Messi’s legacy at Inter Miami is only growing, with his son Thiago now added to the franchise’s academy.
Thiago was among the additions to the U12 squad despite not being assigned to a club before.
In what appears to be intentional, Inter Miami mentioned Thiago’s name without any of the pomp and circumstance his father received upon joining the Fort Lauderdale franchise.
The 10-year-old, who turns 11 on November 2, moved with his two younger brothers and parents to Fort Lauderdale in July.
Since his arrival, the Messi family has captured the imagination of the American football world.
Thiago Messi (right) has been added to Inter Miami’s academy where he will start with the U12s
Messi’s family moved to the United States after two seasons with Paris Saint-Germain
Thiago (left) spent most of his life at Barcelona before his father left the Catalan club in 2021.
Lionel Messi has a tattoo of his son’s hands on the back of his left calf above an inscription
Naturally, Inter Miami’s number 10 has been the cause of a lot of noise and attention, but both are his wife, Antonela Roccuzzo, and the three boys have been front and center.
Although far too young to play on the pitch with their father, Messi made sure to keep his children in mind.
According to AimMessi’s sons are huge Marvel fans and his celebration paid homage to them.
Messi’s celebration against Atlanta in late July was in recognition of Marvel’s character, Thor.