Lionel Messi has said he is starting his own Twitter account later this year

Lionel Messi is joining Twitter.

The Barcelona and Argentine superstar announced on Monday that “I hope to have my own twitter account set up later this year”.

The news will be happily received by Messi’s millions of worldwide fans, who are all sure to following the striker on the micro blogging site in their tens, if not hundreds, of millions.

Whilst Messi’s sign up date to Twitter is not yet known, he commitment to joining the social network will mean almost every world class footballer on the planet is using Twitter system.

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