Lionel Messi celebrates 35th birthday – Argentina players surprise Barcelona star with gifts and cake – WATCH

Lionel Messi celebrates 35th birthday on Thursday as wishes kept pouring on social media throughout the day for the footballing legend. The Argentine is currently performing his national duties in the ongoing Copa America and has been the key force in his side’s dominant run in the ongoing campaign.

The Argentina players celebrated the ocassion by storming into the footballer’s room and surprised the forward with gifts and cake. A video of the moment went viral on the net, which also features Sergio Aguero, Nicolas Otamendi, Angel Di Maria among others.

Lionel Messi celebrates 35th birthday

Lionel Messi celebrates 35th birthday

Meanwhile, as per latest reports, the Argentine legend will sign a new deal with Barcelona, which will extend till 2023. If everything works fine, the 35-year-old will be seen playing alongside his countryman Aguero and Memphis Depay, who were roped in by the Spainish footballing giants in this transfer window. The 35-year-old’s contract with the club is set to expire at the end of this month.

Lionel Messi celebrates 35th birthday

Meanwhile, Messi, who is still chasing an international title, will be hoping to lift the Copa America in the ongoing campaign. In a recent interview, he admitted that the Copa America is a big tournament this time around and that he wants to win it for Argentina. Lionel Messi celebrates 35th birthday – Wikipedia

Argentina are top of Group A with seven points from two wins and three draws. They will now take on Bolivia, who are now in the bottom position, on June 24, with a kick-off scheduled for 05:30 am according to Indian Standard Timing.

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