The Argentinian star was about to fichar by river plate in January of the 2000

Messi almost index card by River before going to Barcelona

Messi almost index card by River before going to Barcelona

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The Argentinian star of the FC Barcelona, Leo Messi, was about to fichar by River Plate in January of the year 2000 before leaving finally to the inferior categories of the Barcelona club. "The Flea" happened the proof of River together with a mate, but never arrived to fichar

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The newspaper "Sport" has explained the history of how Leo Messi, in January of the year 2000, was about to fichar by River Plate little time before taking the decision to leave to live to Barcelona, where the Barcelona club bet strongly with him and, in addition to offering him accommodation in the Catalan city, paid him the treatment of hormones of growth. To the 12 years, Leo Messi and another mate, Leandro Giménez, made the proofs of River Plate to go in to the childish of the "pertinent" millionaires of Newell's Old Boys.

The trainer to charge of the childish football of River, Eduardo Abrahamian, mounted a partidillo to see closely the performances of Messi and Leandro, and remained surprised. "Already then it saw that it was different. What more surprised me this afternoon was that Leo confronted to boys bigger that he fisicamente and could not take him out the ball. Had a lot control in speed, and capacity to read the party. Giménez also was very good. And I quoted them again so that they presented to the following Tuesday", says Abrahamian in words collected by the quoted half.

Leandro Giménez explains the following: "This day put us to the two. We play against a selective of boys that also went to test and win like 15 to 0. Leo did between eight or ten goals. And Abrahamian said us that it wanted to us fichar. It spoke with Delem, the coordinator of football that this day had been supervising the proofs". "I read it did not have accommodation because by that then River did not have pension. It had asked me if it could remain with me and I had said him that yes. My family agreed. But afterwards I do not know what sucedió, and Read did not appear more", adds.

"It gave me sadness that Read there was not fichado by River. Me enteré by my dad, that had spoken with Jorge, that I Read did not go to come. They did not explain me why". Never it saw again to a Messi that it had taken the decision of fichar by the FC Barcelona. "I wrap it had left me his telephone in Barcelona but never encouraged me to call it. I never wanted to it bother. It knew by friends in common, that the was well. But neither I encourage me to go to see it whenever it comes by Rosario".

"Already it is a súper star. Today it is the best player of the world. But always I see the parties of the Barcelona and gladdens me see it until where arrived. Also it would like me see it a day in the field with the T-shirt of the Argentinian selection". Now, to his 28 years, Leandro Giménez feels proud of all what has achieved Leo Messi. "Many times dream with that I go back me to find with Leo. Com When we were boys. And we play together in the predio of Falklands until the evening. It is impossible, clear. But at least it would like me a day can give him an embrace and say him the proud that seat me like Argentinian by all what has achieved".

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