Lionel Messi Arrives in Rosario
During the early hours of this Saturday, renowned footballer Lionel Messi, accompanied by his partner Antonela Roccuzzo and their children Thiago, Mateo, and Ciro, arrived in Rosario, Argentina. They have come to the country to enjoy a well-deserved vacation after completing the Asian tour with the Argentine team.
Arrival in Santa Fe Province
After a brief stopover in Barcelona, where Messi spent time with Ángel Di María and Nicolás Otamendi, who were also granted leave by Lionel Scaloni after their victory against Australia in Beijing, the footballers arrived in the Santa Fe province. However, they each went their separate ways.
Messi left the Islas Malvinas International Airport in Fisherton and headed to his home in the private Kentucky de Funes neighborhood. He plans to take a few days off before traveling to the United States to join Inter Miami, his new club after his stint with Paris Saint Germain.
Although Messi intends to disconnect and relax during his vacation, he will still have some football action in the coming days. He has been invited to participate in the farewell matches of his former teammates Maxi Rodríguez and Juan Román Riquelme in the Albiceleste shirt.
Uncertainty about Messi’s Presence
The tribute to the Newell’s emblem is scheduled for June 24, which also happens to be Messi’s 36th birthday. This has created uncertainty regarding his presence in the match organized by La Fiera at the Coloso Marcelo Bielsa stadium.
On the other hand, Juan Román Riquelme, the vice president of Boca Juniors, is confident about Messi’s participation. During a press conference, Riquelme expressed his excitement about having the captain of the Argentine team and the newly crowned world champion in Qatar 2022 play at La Bombonera. He considers Messi to be the greatest player of all time and believes that Messi will thoroughly enjoy the experience.
Messi’s Next Challenge
Messi recently concluded his successful stint with Paris Saint Germain, where he won Ligue 1. In his last season, he contributed 21 goals and 20 assists in 41 appearances. His next objective is to help Inter Miami, a team currently struggling in the Eastern Conference, climb up the rankings. Messi will join a squad that includes his compatriots Franco Negri, Benjamín Cremaschi, and Nicolás Stefanelli.
Before embarking on this new chapter, Messi will take some time off to enjoy a vacation. He is excited about the upcoming challenge and is prepared for the changes that lie ahead.