LIONEL MESSI is taking a well-earned break with his family having led Argentina to Copa America glory.
The Barcelona superstar also took time out from his luxury vacation to sign autographs for young fans.
Lionel Messi has been soaking up the sun on holiday with his family after winning the Copa America with ArgentinaCredit: Instagram @leomessi
Messi is married to childhood sweetheart Antonela and they have three sons Thiago, Mateo and CiroCredit: Instagram @leomessi
Messi, 34, played 50 matches last season, culminating with his country’s historic 1-0 Copa America final win against Brazil.
But one of the greatest players of all time shows no signs of stopping just yet having signed a new FIVE-year deal with the Catalan giants.
Messi has slashed his pay in HALF to around £1.2million-a-week.
But fortunately the Argentine hero still had enough cash in the bank to splash out on a luxury trip to Miami.
He was mobbed by fans as he left a restaurant earlier this week.
But fortunately he escaped the madness and shared some shots of his family in a far more relaxed setting on Sunday night.
The first shot showed Antonela dressed in a white top and blue shorts with the couple’s eldest sons Thiago, eight, and Mateo, five.
And the second showed Messi in a pool with Mateo and Ciro, three.
Messi was also pictured signing some autographs for local kidsCredit: The Mega Agency
He took the time out to chat to the youngsters as he holidayed in MiamiCredit: The Mega Agency
The post received more than 6.6m likes with hundreds of fans commenting on the cute snaps.
Other photos emerged of Messi taking time out to chat to some local kids and sign autographs for them.
The youngsters gathered around and the football genius scribbled on their shirts.
Having led his team to Copa America glory, Messi broke Cristiano Ronaldo’s Instagram world record after more than 20MILLLION people liked his celebratory post.
His rival Ronaldo previously held the record for the most-liked sports photo in the social media app’s history.
The Juventus forward, 36, has more than 19.8 million likes for his post paying homage to the late Diego Maradona in November 2020.
But Messi’s snap of him and the Copa trophy gazumped it.
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