The future of Lionel Messi he has been one of the highly speculated stories in the last few months.
The Barcelona superstar’s contract runs out in the summer of 2018, and the Catalan club have been unable to agree terms on a new deal. It has raised speculation that the striker, who has been with Barcelona since the age of 13, may finally set to leave for a new challenge. Messi has spoken often about returning to Argentina in order to finish his playing days. Even though the end of his career may still be several years away with the striker still only 29, but all indications are pointing out to a potential departure from Barcelona in the near future.
In this scenario, Carlos Tevez has added fuel to the fire by claiming that he is confident that Messi will be making a return to Argentina – especially to play for Newell’s Old Boys. Messi started his career with the Argentine club before making the switch to the Barcelona youth team at the turn of the century.
Even though he has not played for the senior team of Newell’s Old Boys, Messi is thought to hold a lot of passion for this club. Tevez returned to Argentina a few years ago on the same regards, although he has now joined the Shanghai Shenhua for a contract worth around £ 30 million per year.
“The renewal for him, it is not a matter of money, it’s more about what his heart tells him.It’s difficult to have a long relationship such as the one Barcelona and Messi have had, and I don’t think he will leave.The day he does, I think he it will only be so he can go home to join Newell’s Old Boys – but it’s a personal decision for him,” said Tevez.