Spain Messis Napkin Soccer

Spain Messis Napkin Soccer

In this photo taken, Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012, Horacio Gaggioli holds a framed copy of the napkin linking a 13-year-old Lionel Messi to FC Barcelona in Barcelona, Spain. Gaggioli had been asked by contacts from Messi's hometown of Rosario,Argentina, to help broker a tryout with Barcelona because the family had decided to leave Newell's Old Boys for the football riches of Europe. The small napkin reads: "In Barcelona, on the 14th of December of 2000 and in the presence of Josep Minguella and Horacio (Gaggioli), Carles Rexach, F.C.B technical secretary, it commits under his responsibility and despite some views against it to sign the player Lionel Messi, as long we stick to amounts agreed upon."(AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

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January 05, 2012 07:20:19 AM
January 07, 2012 06:06:48 AM
Manu Fernandez
AP
ASSOCIATED PRESS
PHOTO TAKEN, THURSDAY, JAN. 5, 2012,
3929 x 2673 3.39 MB
Horacio Gaggioli
Men's soccer, Soccer, Professional soccer, Men's sports, Sports, Men's soccer
BARCELONA, Spain
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STR
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