Lionel Messi Set To Return To Newell’s Old Boys In Argentina And Snub PSG, FC Barcelona, Inter Miami

Lionel Messi is set to return to his boyhood club Newell’s Old Boys and snub Paris Saint Germain, FC Barcelona, plus Inter Miami in the MLS according to his close friend Sergio Aguero.

Messi is out of contract with PSG on June 30 with his future up in the air. It has been said that he has chosen to reject the option of an additional season at the Parc des Princes as the Qatari-backed giants attempt to reduce his rumored €30mn ($32mn) annual salary to balance Financial Fair Play rules.

Though also ruling out a return to Camp Nou, Messi’s father and agent Jorge Messi recently met with president Joan Laporta to explore the possibility of his son donning Blaugrana again yet also discuss what kind of tribute will be paid to their greatest ever player.

Inter Miami head coach Phil Neville has made his MLS franchise’s interest in Messi and former Barca teammate Sergio Busquets clear this week as well.

But as confirmed by Messi’s close friend Sergio Aguero, the seven-time Ballon d’Or winner could snub every one of the trio to return home.

The 35-year-old “is seriously considering the possibility of playing for Newell’s [Old Boys],” Aguero has told UOL in Brazil.

Messi of course left Newell’s as a shy 13-year-old with hormone deficiencies in order to join Barca in the year 2000.

He then went on to become the Catalans’ all-time appearances leader and goalscorer, but departed in tears in 2021 when Barca failed to navigate a strict salary cap set by La Liga.

Messi is said to have been demotivated by locker room unrest at PSG, with whom he is also having difficulties negotiating an arrangement which allows him to take extra days off to play for the Argentina national team.

With Newell’s, the iconic number ’10’ wouldn’t encounter such problems and would forever be worshipped by their fanatic fans who have never had the chance to see him don their colors as an adult.

Messi is set to feature for PSG this evening when they take on Marseille in Ligue 1 while just five points clear of their bitter rivals.

With a loss, of which there have been many as of late, the French title race would be blown wide open.