Inter Miami’s co-owner Jorge Mas has confirmed Leo Messi’s return to Barcelona
Lionel Messi and Barcelona have a genuinely unique relationship in the world of sports. The Argentine superstar spent the most of his professional career with the Catalan club, where he helped raise numerous titles.
Messi’s association with Barcelona began when he was just ten years old. He joined the club’s youth academy and swiftly ascended the ranks. However, due to financial restraints, Messi was forced to depart Barcelona a few years ago.
Now a return appears to be in the cards, as Messi is expected to receive a dignified send-off at Camp Nou despite not returning to his previous club.
Inter Miami co-owner Jorge Mas indicated on the Offside with Taylor Twellman podcast that the American club will assist Messi in some manner in his return to Camp Nou.
“I don’t know if it’s some type of friendly or farewell game. They have this Gamper Trophy they play for in the summer. But there will be something where, hopefully when the new Camp Nou is open, because their stadium there they will not be playing in for the next year and a half, hopefully, Lionel Messi can say his proper goodbye.”
“That does not entail playing for Barcelona. He’s not going to go on loan there. That’s not going to happen,” Mas said.
“Yes, he deserves his correct goodbye there. Yes, and I will do everything in my power in order to facilitate and help him do that.”
Messi never had the chance to say goodbye to Barcelona fans after deciding not to return after leaving PSG in June. Mas, on the other hand, indicated that he will have the opportunity to do so.
If Messi retires from football at Inter, it will be a wonderful honor for both the club and the MLS. But, for the time being, the legend is off to a tremendous start. The season ahead is lengthy. So it will be interesting to observe how things progress.
The Argentine legend is now 36 years old and does not have many years left in the game, but expect him to give it his best in the future games. His legacy will be second to none by the time he puts up his boots. In fact, it is already.
While there were rumors that Messi may return to Barcelona, his decision to join Inter was unexpected. Billionaire Jorge Mas is thought to have played a significant role in convincing the legend. He encouraged Messi to join an MLS team that was in last position.