Lionel Messi, 1990s, Argentina

Lionel Messi, 1990s, Argentina

June 24, 2016

1466588309-e899ad8eae2241d144f2c34d61f6b054“At the age of 11, Lionel Messi was diagnosed with somatotropin deficiency (growth hormone). River Plate was interested in Messi, but did not have enough money to pay for the treatment because it cost $ 900 a month.

When Lionel was 13 years old, one of the shareholders of the Barcelona club found out about the young footballer. He hired two scouts Martin Montero and Fabian Soldini, who persuaded Messi's father to go to a show at the club. On September 17, 2000, Messi and his father arrived in Catalonia, but because of the employment of the club’s sports director, Carles Reshak, the viewing took place only on October 3. Reshack was so impressed with the player's talent that he persuaded the board of directors of the “blue garnet” to pay for the Messi family’s relocation to Europe, as well as the treatment, which cost 90,000 euros a year.

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