WORLD CUP WINNER Lionel Messi will ‘avoid public appearances’ over the Christmas period as he spends time with his family at his home in Rosario.
Messi, 35, led Argentina to a sensational World Cup final win over France on Sunday.
Along with his teammates, he celebrated the historic victory with an open bus parade through Buenos Aires on Tuesday, with millions taking to the streets to join in the celebrations.
However, the celebrations were cut short after some fans tried to jump onto the team bus from nearby bridges.
As the chaos subsided, Messi traveled back to his home in the city of Rosario, where he was once again surrounded by a large group of adoring fans.
And according to Spanish outlet Clarin, he will be staying with his family in Rosario over the holidays.
Rumors had suggested another Victory Parade would be held in the city this week, but have since been downplayed.
Messi is unlikely to return to Paris-Saint Germain training until the new year as he celebrates finally winning the only trophy he eluded during his incredible career.
However, he has reportedly agreed to sign a new contract with the Ligue 1 club.
Transfer guru Fabrizio Romano has claimed that the seven-time Ballon d’Or winner has verbally agreed to extend his PSG contract this week.
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Messi had been linked with a move to David Beckham’s Inter Miami as well as a sensational return to Barcelona.
But acc RomanoMessi never opened talks with his former club and a planned move fell through before it even got to an advanced stage.
https://www.the-sun.com/sport/6970952/lionel-messi-christmas-rosario-argentina-world-cup/ Lionel Messi will spend Christmas at Rosario’s house and cancel public appearances after Argentina’s World Cup win