There’s no talk of anything else. There is serious speculation about Lionel Messi’s potential return to Barcelona, and not only in the Catalan capital. Many are convinced that he will return home this summer. Let’s get our house in order and answer the key question. Why does Lionel Messi have to go back to Barcelona?
The story of Messi and Barcelona
Messi is Barça and Barça is Messi. The Argentine legend is the legacy of football in Barcelona. Neither he, nor the club, nor the culés deserve a last memory of this beautiful relationship, a hastily arranged farewell conference in the not quite dignified premises of the club and with Sergio Dest in a Chicago Bulls jersey.
Barcelona need Messi
With the Blaugrana coach openly expressing his desire to bring back Leo, there is no reason not to believe him. Quite objectively – everyone has seen what the Catalan side’s play looks like when Pedri is out for an extended period of time due to injury. An attacking position from right midfield would seem to be ideal for Messi.
He’s still one of the best
A phenomenal left-footed striker who demands freedom on the pitch. That’s a quick description of what we can imagine Messi as. He’s no longer the quickest and doesn’t often get involved in attacking. However, he is still one of the best players currently on the pitch.
He is a marketing giant
Let the numbers do the talking in terms of Instagram followers. Messi currently has 449 million followers.
Messi and his post-World Cup photo also has the most likes in Instagram history with 75 million likes. Among others, the Argentine striker is also ranked third, fifth, seventh, ninth, 13th and 17th in this order.
The same is true of other social networks. In the current economic situation of the Catalan club, such an opportunity is not to be refused.
Because football fans are attracted to magical things
Difficult dribbling, amazing final passes, accurate shots and, above all, goals. Most of his games are adorned with spectacular actions and spectacular performances. Messi gives matches a certain magic that we come to stadiums and TV screens for.
He can facilitate the club’s next transfers
On the optimistic assumption that Messi will be a Barcelona player for at least two more seasons, he will be a huge attraction for any potential signings. With him in the squad, the chances of getting big names, regardless of finances, skyrocket.
Barcelona is his home
The legendary Argentine arrived in the Catalan capital at the age of 13. He has spent most of his life here. It was in Barcelona that all three of his children were born and Antonela, Messi’s wife, has often shown a positive attitude towards the city. Add to this the local atmosphere, the fantastic landscape and the climatic conditions.
He still has a few records to break
Despite his incredible legacy at Barcelona, the Argentine will still have some interesting challenges at the club. Messi, of course, still has a chance to break Ronaldo’s Champions League goal record and he is also one title short of Ryan Giggs, who won 36 trophies at Manchester United.
Moreover, Lionel is not yet Barça’s top scorer in the Copa del Rey – Samitier has scored 69 goals in that competition and the Argentine 56. The world champion may also soon become the most decorated player in history, so we don’t have to worry about his motivation.
Because only Barcelona fans can properly appreciate him
Fans of his current employer can boo him while the announcer reads out the names in the stadium before the game. This behaviour contrasts with the behaviour he was used to at Barcelona.
Culés were able to chant his name even during Kings League matches at the Camp Nou, which of course the Argentine did not attend. The footballer’s friend Kun Agüero recently stated that this moment could even be the key to a decision regarding his future.
Source: La Liga, The Athletic
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