LAGOS , Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA) Inter Miami superstar Lionel Messi received a fresh haircut from his barber in Miami as he got ready to attend the Ballon d’Or ceremony in Paris on Monday.
The event was anticipated with excitement, as Messi aimed to secure his eighth Ballon d’Or trophy, making it a record-extending achievement.
His chances were high after leading Argentina to World Cup victory in Qatar last year.
Nonetheless, he faced stiff competition from the remarkable Erling Haaland of Manchester City, who played a pivotal role in securing the European and English treble for his team.
Kylian Mbappe, the French star from Paris Saint-Germain, was another strong contender in the race.
Event organizers described the voting between the three stars as “very, very tight.“
Messi’s barber in Miami, who gave him the fresh haircut, took to Instagram to share the stylish transformation.
He expressed his gratitude to Messi for always trusting him and allowing him to create possibly the most significant haircut of his career, emphasizing that it would be seen by the world.
Following the Ballon d’Or ceremony, Messi’s next challenge was to represent Argentina in the World Cup qualifying match against Uruguay, scheduled for November.