Photo: Lionel Messi's newborn Thiago

Posted by Chris Wright

Looks like Thiago takes his Dad's shirt size

At about tea-time on Friday afternoon the heavens parted, angelic choirs sung, celestial bells rung, a shaft of holy light illuminated the delivery suite at the USP Dexeus hospital in Barcelona and Thiago Messi Roccuzzo was born unto the world.

That's right. The prodigal son has sired another.

Overjoyed, Messi wrote on his Facebook wall: "Today I am the happiest man in the world, my son was born and thanks to God for this gift! Thanks to my family for the support! A hug to everyone."

Despite being less than a day old, Thiago already has a Barcelona shirt with his name and number on and we imagine, though this is yet to be confirmed, that there is also has an open invitation to join La Masia with his name on it too.

18 hours old and he's already a more promising football prospect than we've ever been. It's sickening.

Stranger than all that though, is the fact that Thiago seemed to be delivered by none other than Real Madrid 'keeper Iker Casillas...

Safe hands.

(Images: Mundo Deportivo)

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