Diego Maradona's son asks Lionel Messi to give up iconic No10 shirt for Barcelona and Argentina to honour his dad

Diego Maradona's son asks Lionel Messi to give up iconic No10 shirt for Barcelona and Argentina to honour his dad

ONE of Diego Maradona's sons has called for Lionel Messi to retire his Argentina and Barcelona No10 shirt in honour of his dad.

Maradona, who died last week age 60, famously lifted the World Cup with his country in 1986 where he was undoubtedly regarded as the best player on the globe.

Messi is now filling Maradona's boots with his national side – although has yet to achieve the same success wearing blue and white.

Maradona also won the Copa Del Rey with Barca wearing the No10 jersey, albeit a far cry from Messi's 34 trophies with the club.

And the legend's son, also named Diego, believes all his former teams should retire the shirt to remember his old man.

Reported by Marca, he said: "In the teams where he played, I think so, including Barça. I have no doubt."

Maradona started his career with Argentinos Juniors before playing at Boca Juniors, Barca, Napoli, Sevilla and Newell's Old Boys.

Messi paid tribute to Maradona by unveiling his Newell's Old Boys shirt after scoring in Sunday's 4-0 win over Osasuna.


And Maradona's son claimed salute brought a tear to his eye.

He continued: "Messi's dedication moved me a lot.

"They have been very emotional days. The Leo thing was special, very nice. It got to me a lot, it made me cry."

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