Messi’s son Thiago, 8, branded a “savage” for reply to fan outside family home
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Lionel Messi's son Thiago has been branded a "savage" on social media after footage emerged of him replying to a fan outside their family home in Barcelona.
Fans gathered outside the property on Monday as Messi edged closer to completing a move to Paris Saint-Germain after more than to decades with Barca.
Despite being expected to travel to Paris to complete the move on Monday, Messi was instead at home in Spain enjoying a pool party with friends and family, including former Barca team mate Luis Suarez.
Messi is now expected in France on Tuesday to finalise his free transfer to Mauricio Pochettino's side.
In a clip posted to Twitter, a fan can be heard asking Thiago: "Where is Messi? We are going to laugh at him," as a member of a large number of fans that had descended on their home.
Eight-year-old Thiago can then be heard responding with "And I am going to laugh at your father," leading to a chorus of laughter from those present.
Both Thiago and his younger brother Mateo have gone viral in the past for trolling their dad, with Mateo being seen celebrating when Barcelona missed a chance in 2019 whilst sat next to Messi and Suarez.
The pair are also known to have celebrated Real Madrid goals during El Clasico in the past and Mateo has also reportedly pretended to be Valencia and Liverpool when playing football in the garden with his family after Barcelona lost to the teams.
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They now look set to be mocking their dad in Ligue 1 next season as Messi closes in on a move to PSG, with fans and reporters having been gathered outside the Parc des Princes since Monday morning.
Having not travelled to France on Monday as originally reported, Messi will now arrive in the French capital on Tuesday before completing the move and being announced.
The Eiffel Tower has reportedly been booked out by the club as they did previously when they signed Neymar, also from Barcelona, back in 2017.
Unlike the Brazilian who joined for a world record fee, Messi will arrive on a free transfer after his contract expired at the end of June and Barca's attempts to sign him to a new deal and register him were blocked by La Liga.
This has angered the club's fans as well as new signing Sergio Aguero, who is also the godfather of Thiago, after he joined the club on the understanding he would be team mates with his long-time friend.
Aguero arrived on a free from Manchester City but is also currently not registered due to Barcelona's financial issues.
In addition, he has suffered a calf injury in training which will sideline him for 10 weeks and prevent him from making his debut until at least November.
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