Guardiola hails Messi as one of history's most gifted athletes

Guardiola hails Messi as one of history's most gifted athletes

Guardiola hails Messi as one of history's most gifted athletes

The Barcelona forward's agents confirmed in a statement that the couple will Wednesday in Rosario on June 30, a week after Messi's 30th birthday.

The former Athletic Bilbao chief must ensure the player who scored a staggering 53 goals in all competitions last season, per WhoScored.com, has the right framework around him.

According to reports from Spain, Messi's new pay packet will vary from year to year based on numerous factors.

According to Spanish news outlet Marca, invitations have been extended to all 21 of the other Barcelona first team squad members but former manager Luis Enrique has not been invited.

Messi's current deal expires next summer but is now expected to sign a three-year extension with an option of an extra 12 months after president Josep Bartomeu personally intervened to hold negotiations with the player and his farther Jorge.

Several of the backroom staff have also been invited but not Enrique or any of the board of directors.

"Today, I [only] think of my day today, in Barcelona, where I am at", Messi explained to Tencent, via Football Espana.

Andres Iniesta has already told Messi he will not be able to attend, and Gerard Pique may also not attend due to an ongoing feud between his partner, the Colombian pop star Shakira, and Messi's wife-to-be.

What does one buy someone who earned around £62 million past year?

Messi also has asked his invitees for gifts however he declared that all the gifts and amounts will be donated to his foundation which recently constructed 20 classrooms in Syria.

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