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Newell’s manager expects Messi to return home some day

Mon 22 March 2021 | 12:44

The Newell’s Old Boys manager believes the Argentina international should return to the club where he started his career at some point.

Although

German Burgos

is backing

Lionel Messi

in signing a renewal at

Barcelona

, the

Newell’s Old Boys

boss thinks the six-time Ballon d’Or winner should come home at some stage.

The Barcelona legend is reaching the end of his contract and speculations are raising surrounding his future. Many possible destinations have been named for the 33-year-old.

In an interview with

La Capital

, Burgos said:

“I have the best plan for him. I believe in him. I think he can still give more.

“I don't think he'll leave Barcelona because it's his home, like Newell's is too. I think, one day, he's going to pass through here.

“Because if Diego Maradona played here, Messi will also want to play in Newell’s. I think at some point that will pass. Hopefully it will be soon.”

Messi played for Newell’s for five years as a youngster, with his talent catching the attention of major clubs in Europe. Barcelona snapped him up in 2000 and he was added to La Masia academy. He became a club legend with the number of appearances he made and the 663 goals he scored for Barca in 768 matches.

Messi aiming to return home at some point is no secret, with the Argentine telling

TyC Sports

in 2019:

"I have the dream of being able to play for Newell's in Argentina, but I don't know if it's really going to happen because I have a family that is ahead of my desire.

"It's a dream I've had since I was little, but I have a family, I have three children, I live in a place that has given me everything and where I am calm and can give my children a spectacular future.

"We think much more about that than my desire of playing football in Argentina. I will try to convince the family, because today we have to convince the children too."


source: SportMob