- Lionel Messi and his family enjoyed a ski vacation at a snowy mountain resort in Switzerland
- The world champion will return to action when Paris Saint-Germain host Reims in the Ligue 1
- Speculation continues on whether Messi will renew his deal at PSG or possibly join Barcelona
Paris Saint-Germain superstar, Lionel Messi and his family took a short trip to Crans-Montana in the heart of the Swiss Alps, to spend a day in the ski area.
Messi chose to spend his day off with his wife and children, after he was afforded a well-deserved rest by coach Christophe Galtier.
In photos shared on Instagram, seen by Sports Brief, Messi sported warm winter clothing with a woolly hat and thick coat to ward off the freezing weather, per the Sun.
The world champion even shared a close-knit snap of himself and his stunning wife Antonela Roccuzzo in the pool together.
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Additional snaps showed the 35-year-old Argentine genius in a hot spring pool as he kept warm alongside his family.
The post ended with the entire Messi family posing for a photo in front of a scenic background - the snowy tops of the Alps.
The cosy family holiday comes amid conflicting reports surrounding the veteran's future. He has reportedly turned down an extension at PSG to consider other options including Barcelona.
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Will Messi return to Barcelona?
Messi's reported fairy tale return to Barcelona will not materialise after his PSG contract expires, according to claims by Argentine journalist, Gaston Edu.
The veteran's current deal with the Parisians ends next summer but he is yet to agree to an extension of his time in the French capital.
Messi leads Ballon d'Or rankings
Sports Brief earlier reported on Messi being tipped as favourite to win the 2023 Ballon d’Or award, going by the latest power rankings released for January.
The 35-year-old forward has been in sublime form for PSG as well, having scored 13 goals and provided 14 assists in 21 appearances across all competitions.
The seven-time award winner is ranked ahead of teammates, Kylian Mbappe and Neymar Junior in second and fifth respectively, Sportskeeda reports.