Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi has responded online to speculation that he spent €37,330 while on a night out with his fiancee Antonella Roccuzzo, Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas and Barcelona team-mate Luis Suarez, as well as their respective partners Daniella Semaan and Sofia Balbi.
However, a viral post and receipt circulating on social media, showed a grand total of €37,330 spent, including €24,600 on 41 bottles of Dom Perignon at €600 a pop, as well as 27 pizzas and four portions of caviar.
However, Messi has dismissed the story by commenting on the image after it was shared by an Instagram account.
His comment read:
‘Jajajajajajajaja que manera de hablar al pedo. Como inventan. lo mas lindo es que la gente se lo cree.’
That translates to:
‘Hahahahahahaha, what a way to talk s***. How they invent. The most cute thing is that people believe it.’
The group have been been spotted soaking up some rays on a yacht off the coast ahead of Messi’s wedding to Miss Roccuzzo later this summer.