The Spanish giants will train at the world-class training centre, the scene of their training base in 2014, until July 30 before heading to Dublin to face Celtic in the International Champions Cup.
The squad caused mayhem at Barcelona airport as they boarded their flight to Birmingham.
Here’s the best social media so far tracking their trip to the UK:
Taking off to England. Going on with the preseason 💪💪💪and my friend with his new look 👌👌👌 pic.twitter.com/i10f9jy2TW— Luis Suarez (@LuisSuarez9) July 25, 2016
The Barcelona legend’s new hairdo marks his early return to training ahead of schedule with the Catalan giants as he prepares to join Luis Enrique’s men in their pre-season camp in the UK.
But, social media is already mocking the Argentine maestro’s latest hairstyle – comparing it to Wales midfielder Aaron Ramsey, who donned his highlights look just before Euro 2016.
Many have joked on Twitter that Messi, in his own way, is trying to emulate the Welshman after his success at international level this summer to gloss over his own Copa America misery with Argentina.
Thanks for taking the time out to come yesterday. What a day! pic.twitter.com/xOsVRQ4mov— Aaron Ramsey (@aaronramsey) July 9, 2016
Lionel Messi follows in some questionable footsteps with his new blonde haircut 😳 pic.twitter.com/dwI1ykaOMX— Bleacher Report UK (@br_uk) July 24, 2016
Messi seen what the blonde hair done for Ramsey at an international tournament. pic.twitter.com/DdYs3f3Luo— GoonerViews (@GoonerViews) July 24, 2016
Of course, there are worse things than being compared to one of the best midfielders at Euro 2016. Being likened to a once ‘future England captain’ for one or a fictitious mother of dragons…
Lionel Messi copying his idols hair! pic.twitter.com/C3a9vwjp4M— Punters Lounge Tips (@punterslounge) July 24, 2016
From Luis Suarez’s opener against Getafe in La Liga to Lionel Messi’s strike away at Arsenal in the Champions League – there was certainly no shortage of goals to choose from!