PORTRAIT – Lionel Messi is a goal contender for the title of best player of all time. The life of this tiny child from Rosario who became emperor of football is a novel.
«Here is Paris.By these three words written in black letters on a white T-shirt, displayed in mondovision Tuesday on the balcony of an airport in Le Bourget transformed into a mini-stadium, Lionel Messi took an oath of allegiance to his new club, Paris Saint- Germain, even before signing his future contract. Perfect to electrify even more the hundreds of delirious Parisian supporters who came to welcome him, this demonstration of early membership acted as a new stab for the supporters of FC Barcelona, whose hearts had already been shattered since Sunday.
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In the bowels of Camp Nou, a giant saucer (99,354 seats) that has become his garden, Messi the extraterrestrial announced his departure in a funeral atmosphere. Supported by his wife Donatella and his three sons, Thiago (8 years old), Mateo (6 years old) and Ciro (3 years old), the best player in the world could not hold back his tears, swearing that he had done “Everything that was possible” to stay at Barça, its “House”
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