Messi recharges batteries before Barca return

July 17, 2018

Following Argentina’s exit from the World Cup, Lionel Messi has been making the most of his summer break with his family in Ibiza.

Messi – knocked out of the World Cup in the last-16 stage against eventual winnersFrance – is currently soaking up the sun on holiday with his wife, children and close friends.

Unlike his rival Cristiano Ronaldo, who has just started his career with his new sideJuventus following his sensational £100million move, Messi is enjoying the chance to recuperate ahead of the new domestic season.

Lionel Messi is currently soaking up the sun in Ibiza with his family and close friends

 

Lionel Messi is currently soaking up the sun in Ibiza with his family and close friends

The Barcelona star is recuperating following Argentina's exit from the World Cup in Russia

 

The Barcelona star is recuperating following Argentina’s exit from the World Cup in Russia

 

Five-time Ballon d'Or winner Messi takes a dip into the clear blue sea as he cools down

 

Five-time Ballon d’Or winner Messi takes a dip into the clear blue sea as he cools down

 

Messi is making the most of the weather before returning to Barcelona ahead of new season

 

Messi is making the most of the weather before returning to Barcelona ahead of new season

 

The Barcelona star was spotted unwinding on a luxury yacht in the sun after touching down in Ibiza on Monday.

After enjoying some quality downtime and close chats with his loved ones on the boat, 31-year-old Messi decided to then take a splash in the sea to cool down.

However, the five-time Ballon d’Or winner hasn’t enjoyed peace and quiet all day with his wife Antonella and Co.

Before heading onto the yacht on Tuesday, Messi took time out of his schedule to pose for a series of photos with unsuspecting yet delighted fans.

The 31-year-old (far left) pictured chatting to his loved ones on the front of the yacht

 

The 31-year-old (far left) pictured chatting to his loved ones on the front of the yacht

 

Messi appeared in a very relaxed mood as he unwound on the luxury yacht on Tuesday

Messi appeared in a very relaxed mood as he unwound on the luxury yacht on Tuesday

 

Messi dons a Gucci t-shirt and patterned-red swimming trunks on holiday on Tuesday

 

Messi dons a Gucci t-shirt and patterned-red swimming trunks on holiday on Tuesday

 

Messi will be eager to make take in as much sun as possible ahead of returning back to his club duties with European giants Barcelona.

Barcelona head off on their pre-season tour soon to the United States soon, where they will face Tottenham, Roma and AC Milan.

Following their tour, Barcelona’s real business will start with their Spanish Super Cup clash against Sevilla on August 12.

Messi's wife, Antonella Roccuzzo, walks onto the yacht before putting her feet up

Messi’s wife, Antonella Roccuzzo, walks onto the yacht before putting her feet up

 

Messi took time out of his day to pose for photos with delighted supporters in Ibiza

Messi took time out of his day to pose for photos with delighted supporters in Ibiza

 

Messi will soon return to Barcelona, who soon head off on a pre-season tour of America

Messi will soon return to Barcelona, who soon head off on a pre-season tour of America

 

SOURCE:  dailymail.co.uk


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