Barcelona are banking their future on Thiago Messi.

The first son of Lionel Messi has already been signed up to learn the beautiful game at Barca's new youth academy for children under the age of six, at only three-years-old.

The Spanish champions already run a famed school – FCBEscola – and they're expanding it to include football tuition for children between the ages of three and five. According to Mundo Deportivo, Thiago Messi, who turns four in November, will be one of the first children to learn tiki-taka before the alphabet.

Remarkably, the news came just days after Leo Messi said Thiago isn't that excited by football:

"I don’t buy him many balls or force him to play with them because he doesn’t like them that much."

It's hard to blame him, no one really wants the pressure of following in Messi's footsteps.

[via Mundo Deportivo]