Messi dan Fabregas Nikmati Libur Musim Kompetisi di Formentera

Messi and Fabregas Enjoy the Spanish Sun Together with Their Families

Editor : Ismail Gani
Translator : Novita Cahyadi


Messi dan Fabregas Nikmati Libur Musim Kompetisi di FormenteraFoto2: MailOnline

SUDAH tiga musim berlalu setelah mereka berpisah klub, tapi hal itu tidak menghentikan persahabatan Cesc Fabregas dan Lionel Messi.

Dengan kesibukan musim kompetisi masing-masing, kedua sahabat ini bersama keluarga mereka menikmati liburan musim panas pramusim yang akan dimulai bulan depan.

Dan superstar Barcelona Messi dan gelandang Chelsea Fabregas memutuskan untuk menghabiskan sebagian dari masa cuti mereka di pulau Balaeric Spanyol.

Didampingi keluarga mereka, keduanya terlihat berjemur di kehangatan matahari Spanyol pada hari Kamis di Formentera.

Messi, bersama pasangan kumpul kebonya Antonella Roccuzzo dan putra sulungnya Thiago mencelupkan jari kaki mereka ke laut sebelum berjalan di sepanjang pantai.

Trio tersebut diikuti oleh Fabregas, dan pasangan kumpul kebonya Daniella Semaan dan putri sulungnya Lia.

Fabregas dan Messi adalah rekan satu tim Barcelona selama tiga musim antara 2011 dan 2014 di mana mereka memenangkan empat penghargaan utama bersama - termasuk La Liga dan Copa del Rey.

Fabregas kemudian bergabung dengan Chelsea di musim 2014 sementara Messi tetap di Barcelona.

Spekulasi mengenai masa depan yang lalu telah dipertanyakan karena perselisihan kontrak yang sedang berlangsung; Tapi satu orang yang tahu Messi yakin dia akan tetap berada di Nou Camp selama sisa karirnya yang berkilauan.

Pemain berusia 29 tahun itu belum menandatangani perpanjangan kontrak baru dengan klub tersebut, meski dia akan memasuki tahun terakhir dari kontraknya.

Namun, chief executive Manchester City Ferran Soriano tidak meragukan Messi akan tetap menjadi pemain Barcelona dalam waktu dekat dan mengecilkan peluangnya untuk datang ke Etihad.

Dia mengatakan kepada kantor berita China Xinhua saat ditanya tentang Messi bergabung dengan City: 'No. Saya tidak berpikir begitu. Saya sangat mengenal Messi. Dia dan keluarganya adalah teman baik saya.

"Saya pikir dia menetap di Barcelona, dan dia berada di Barcelona sepanjang hidupnya. Tentu kami pikir dia akan menyelesaikan karirnya bermain di Barcelona."

"Paling tidak tahun depan, mungkin dia bisa menyelesaikan karir itu. Setelah itu dia bisa pergi ke China atau AS, tapi sekarang saya pikir dia akan tetap di Barcelona.'

Soriano bekerja untuk Barcelona antara 2003 dan 2008, saat Messi tampil sebagai salah satu pemain terbaik dunia.

Messi telah lama dikaitkan dengan kepindahan ke Inggris, sejak City menjadi salah satu klub terkaya di dunia seperti dilansir MailOnline.

IT'S BEEN three seasons now since they were last team-mates, but that hasn't stopped Cesc Fabregas and Lionel Messi's friendship from blossoming.

With their respective football seasons over, the pair are currently enjoying their summer holidays before pre-season begins next month.

And Barcelona superstar Messi and Chelsea midfielder Fabregas have decided to spend some of that together in Spain's Balaeric islands.

Accompanied by their families, the pair were seen basking in the Spanish sun on Thursday in Formentera.

Messi, his long-term partner Antonella Roccuzzo and their eldest son Thiago dipped their toes in the sea before walking along the beach.

The trio were closely followed by Fabregas, his long-term partner Daniella Semaan and their eldest daughter Lia.

Fabregas and Messi were Barcelona team-mates for three seasons between 2011 and 2014 where they won four major honours together - including La Liga and the Copa del Rey.

Fabregas subsequently joined Chelsea in the summer of 2014 while Messi remains at Barcelona.

Speculation over the latter's future has been questioned due to an ongoing contract dispute; but one person who knows Messi well believes he will remain at the Nou Camp for the remainder of his glittering career.

The 29-year-old is yet to sign a new contract extension with the club, despite him about to enter the final year of his deal.

However, Manchester City chief executive Ferran Soriano has no doubt Messi will remain a Barcelona player in the near future and played down his chances of coming to the Etihad.

He told Chinese news agency Xinhua when asked about Messi joining City: 'No. I don't think so. I know Messi very well. He and his family are my good friends.

'I think he has settled in Barcelona, and he has been in Barcelona all his life. Naturally we think he will finish his playing career in Barcelona.

'At least next year, maybe he can finish that career. After that he can go to China or US, but now I think he will stay in Barcelona.'

Soriano worked for Barcelona between 2003 and 2008, during which time Messi emerged as one of the world's best players.

Messi has long been linked with a move to England, ever since City became one of the world's wealthiest clubs.