Lionel Messi swaps 21-month prison sentence for fine

Ruben Hill
June 26, 2017

Messi has 94 goals and four trophies in the Champion's League - so the tournament's official Twitter account naturally offered its congratulations too. "What he has done in the first team is equal or even greater than what he showed us at La Masia".

During the initial trial in 2016, Messi consistently denied any involvement, insisting his focus was only ever on playing football.

Gaggioli lived in the Catalan City and had set up Messi's trail with the Camp Nou club. "It's what I've always wanted what I've always dreamed of and what I've always said I'd do". How many times have you seen a Messi goal and said, "how did he do that".

Ichapore falls under one of India's most football insane states and has a dense population of about 100,000. He signed Messi when the Argentine was just 13.

Both appealed, but Spain's Supreme Court last month confirmed the jail term for the Barcelona striker, although it reduced Messi's father's sentence to 15 months.

In a freaky story doing the rounds this afternoon, a former-agent of Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi has revealed that the Argentine could easily have ended up plying his trade for Real Madrid rather than his current employers.

Gaggioli revealed to Globoesporte: "Due to life circumstances, I went to live in Barcelona and I brought him to Barca for a trial. But I was about to live in Madrid", Gaggioli was quoted as saying by ESPNFC on Saturday. Their caption asking if he is "the greatest" caused Cristiano Ronaldo fans to get involved, with them being quick to salute the Real Madrid attacker.

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