Classic sign of a mid-career crisis? Lionel Messi has made a drastic change to his hairstyle
Looks like Lionel Messi is still figuring things out after the Copa America final.
The Argentine star retired from international football earlier this summer after his country lost yet another decider and judging by this drastic change to his appearance, Messi is looking for a bit of a fresh start ahead of the new season.
The star attacker has never seemed to pay too much attention to his image, in contrast to his rival Cristiano Ronaldo, but the Barcelona icon has opted to depart from his standard hairstyle - at least for now.
Messi's partner Antonella Roccuzzo revealed on Instagram that he has bleached his hair in an Aaron Ramsey/transition year student on holiday-esque fashion. It remains to be seen whether the striker maintains his fresh look when the new season gets underway, or whether there will be further signs of a mid-career crisis.
Perhaps a convertible is already in the pipeline.