As the Ballon d’Or award approaches, indications are that Lionel Messi may win a record sixth next week.
Messi has emerged on a three-man shortlist for this year’s award alongside rival Cristiano Ronaldo and Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk.
According to reports the Argentine has been told of this achievement and a team from France Football magazine has travelled to Barcelona to inform the player.
Recall that Messi won his 10th La Liga title last season scoring 36 goals and provided 13 assists in 36 games.
However, the 2019 Balon D’or ceremony is slated to hold next Monday, with awards for the best Men’s, Women’s and Young player of the year.