The Argentina star signed another deal at Barcelona and his former colleague said the striker was irreplaceable.
Barcelona star Lionel Messi can’t be replaced at the Camp Nou, with Thierry Henry contrasting the strikers’s place with Mona Lisa at the Louvre.
Messi, 30, looks set to finish his career at Barca subsequent to extending his deal until 2021 on Wednesday.
The Argentina international has formed into one of the best players ever and Henry – who played for the La Liga giants from 2007-10 – knows Messi is irreplaceable.
The Frenchman compared Messi’s place to that of Leonardo Da Vinci’s famous painting Mona Lisa, which is on display at the Louvre in Paris.
Asked in a Gatorade promotional video if Messi would ever be replaced at Barcelona, Henry said: “Do you think the Mona Lisa will ever be replaced at the Louvre?”
Henry and Messi played three seasons together at Barca, winning two La Liga titles and a Champions League among numerous other trophies.