Leo Messi and Luis Suárez are on holiday together in Ibiza. On Thursday morning, the two players and their families left Barcelona's El Prat airport for the Balearic island, where they will spend the last few days of their holidays before returning to pre-season training. In the case of Messi, FC Barcelona will need to reduce its wage bill before it can officially announce his new contract. However, the Argentina captain is understood to be relaxed about the situation.
The two close friends will now have an opportunity to catch up with each other following an intense summer, in which Messi lifted the Copa América with Argentina while Suárez's Uruguay were knocked out in the quarter finals against Colombia.
Various media outlets captured the arrival of the two families at the El Prat airport, as shown below:
🚨📸 IMAGEN #deportescuatro— Deportes Cuatro (@DeportesCuatro) 29 de julio de 2021
✈️ Messi abandona Barcelona para seguir con sus vacaciones en Ibiza (vía @DavidIbanez5)
💥 No iniciará los estrenos hasta que no firme su nuevo contrato con el Barcelona https://t.co/dZ4Q899wji pic.twitter.com/KpugHigKzT
After spending a few days in Miami and the Dominican Republic, Messi arrived in Barcelona on Wednesday morning. After spending 24 hours in Catalonia, he will now spend the last few days of his summer holiday in Ibiza. FC Barcelona hopes to announce his renewal when the first team squad returns from Germany. Messi will only be able to re-join training once he has penned his new deal.
Suárez, meanwhile, will soon step up preparations for his second season as an Atlético de Madrid player, having lifted the league title during his first season with Los Colchoneros.