Celebrating 30 years of Lionel Messi

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Spain's public prosecutor has agreed to substitute Lionel Messi's suspended 21-month prison sentence for tax fraud with a fine.

Messi, 29, has one year left in his contract with Barcelona but reports in Spain claim the Argentinean is close to signing a new deal with the blaugrana. Specially, after the arrival of Luis Suarez and Brazilian star Neymar, Messi's goal scoring rate and assists have increased, making him more effective in terms of creating chances and score ruthlessly.

This high regard with which the magician is held meant there was of course a host of people and groups celebrating his birthday with him online - starting with his club who decided to make a little montage of the forward's head, obviously.

A new deal is still to be agreed, but Messi's passion for Barcelona can not be questioned, especially seeing as the club still played some part in the five-time Ballon d'Or winner's birthday celebrations. "What he has done in the first team is equal or even greater than what he showed us at La Masia".

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The agent said: "Due to life circumstances, I went to live in Barcelona and I brought him to Barca for a trial. But I was about to live in Madrid", Gaggioli said. We celebrate the Argentine's birthday by shedding some light on his remarkable career with club Barcelona.

Gaggioli also stated that he was not convinced that Messi was a talented player until he watched him play. The state prosecutor earlier this month accused Real Madrid striker Cristiano Ronaldo of knowingly using a complex business structure to hide image rights income in Spain.

Gaggioli lived in the Catalan City and had set up Messi's trail with the Camp Nou club.