Messi is delighted the Arsenal striker is moving to the Nou Camp and told El Mundo Deportivo: "Henry is fantastic, for that reason he comes to Barca. A player of his quality, who has won so much and is still only 30 years old is no gamble for a club the size of Barca.

"Titi has demonstrated during all these years that he's a great one. Cesc [Fabregas] always says that Titi is fantastic in training and even better off the field, as a friend and a leader."

Messi added: "To me, the presence of Henry does not worry me, I'm no longer a boy and I know my qualities. I do not know how we will play, that is an aspect that must be solved by [coach Frank] Rijkaard."