Lionel Messi preps for the next season, gets a makeover

Lionel Messi preps for the next season, gets a makeover

Soccer superstar Lionel Messi has not enjoyed a good summer.

First, his rival Cristiano Ronaldo and Real Madrid won the Champions League. Next, he injured his back. Then, he missed a penalty kick, causing his home country Argentina to bow down to Chile at the Copa America Centenario.

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Following the loss, he announced his retirement from international competition. Afterward, he watched Ronaldo push Portugal to be the best of Europe. Last, but definitely not the least, he was found guilty of tax fraud. See, Messi’s summer was a complete nightmare.

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Messi’s hair shook the world when his wife Antonella posted his new look on her Instagram with the caption #blondeboy. The post drew tons of mixed reactions from fans all over the world. His platinum blonde hair was immediately compared to Arsenal’s Aaron Ramsey, Manchester United’s Phil Jones, and Manchester City’s Samir Nasri.

As of the moment, Messi and his family are on a holiday as he was granted a leave by Barcelona. He was to be on vacation until the start of August so that he can get some rest in preparation for the next season, but he is now off to England this week to the rest of the club, as shown in the photo from Luis Suarez. Luis Enrique, a manager of FCB, included Messi in the squad that will participate in a training camp at St. George’s Park.

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Photo courtesy: Luis Suarez/Twitter