Legendary soccer star, Lionel Messi has splashed out £12million on a private jet for himself and his family.

The Barcelona forward has been leased the plane to travel around the world in luxury and comfort and it comes complete with a few personal touches.

Lionel Messi

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According to reports, the aircraft comes complete with 16 seats – which can be folded to make eight beds, as well as two bathrooms and a kitchen.

Lionel Messi

The exterior sees the tail branded with his signature number 10, whilst the names of him his wife, Antonello, and their three children, Thiago, Ciro and Mateo, are written on the stairs.

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Lionel Messi private jet

As per usual, Messi has been flying high this season with 17 goals and ten assists so far this season and made our jaws drop in the 4-0 drubbing of Catalan rivals Espanyol at the weekend – scoring two superb free-kicks in the very same game.

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