The Argentine star and Barcelona superstar, Lionel Messi, 31, five-time Ballon d’Or winner was spotted on Tuesday unwinding on a luxury yacht in the sun with his wife Antonella Roccuzzo and some of his family members.
The Barcelona whiz has minimal opportunity to loosen up before pre-season preparing – after quieted shows in Russia by both himself and Argentina peaked with their 4-3 against inevitable champions France in the last 16.
Also, the 31-year-old took took full advantage of the brief vacation with model Antonella, 30, who he first met aged 13.
The couple marry secretly a year ago and this week again looked quick to disregard the spotlight for their excursion off the east coast of Spain.
Messi was confirmed as the world’s top-earning footballer with £83.81m – second in sport only to Floyd Mayweather’s amazing haul of £207.6m.
And Messi won the endorsement of Wayne Rooney as the greatest ever player.
The former England skipper Rooney, 32, dived into the who-is-better debate over Messi and £99m Juventus buy Cristiano Ronaldo.
Before making his way into the yatch, Messi took time to pose for a series of photos with some delighted fans.
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