Lionel Messi lends his luxury £12m private jet to Argentina team-mates as they travel for international duty
Lionel Messi has extended his generous side to his Argentina team-mates by offering them his £12million private jet for the international break.
Argentina will take on Bolivia and Ecuador in their first two 2022 World Cup qualifying matches on October 8 and October 13.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Messi has offered up his plane to Argentine stars currently playing in Europe to help them return safely to their country.
According to reports, Paulo Dybala, Juan Foyth, Marcos Acuna, Lucas Ocampos, and Nicolas Otamendi joined Messi on his 16 seaters £12m Gulfstream V jet to Argentina.
The stars will then join the Barcelona superstar on the return trip back to Spain in a bid to limit interaction at public airports before traveling to their respective destinations.
The Barcelona star, 33, first started using the £12m Gulfstream V jet in 2018 and it boasts a number of incredible features, including a kitchen, two bathrooms, and enough seats for 16 people.
The luxury chairs in the jet can even be folded up and turned into eight beds to give the players much-needed rest on the long flight to South America. The jet also boasts Messi’s iconic No10 on the tail and names of his wife Antonella and children Thiago, Ciro and Mateo adorned on the steps.