Lionel Messi: Argentine could make return to boyhood team Newell's Old Boys

Lionel Messi: Argentine could make return to boyhood team Newell's Old Boys

- Lionel Messi joined his boyhood club Newell's Old Boys at the age of 6 and left at 14

- The Barcelona player is yet to extend his contract at the Spanish club

- Newell's Old Boys’ vice-chairman suggests that the 33-year-old may return to the Argentine club

The vice-chairman of Newell's Old Boys in Argentina Cristian D'Amico has disclosed that Barcelona star Lionel Messi could make a sensational return to the club which he left at the age of 14.

It was gathered that Messi joined the club at the age of six and scored more than 500 goals for their youth teams before Barcelona snapped him up.

Lionel Messi hit a major milestone in his football career after becoming the latest player to record 700th senior team goals.

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The Argentine scored one of Barcelona's goals against Atletico Madrid in their 2-2 draw in Tuesday's Spanish League clash at the Camp Nou.

Lionel Messi: Barcelona star could make a return to boyhood team Newell's Old Boys

Lionel Messi during a game. Photo Credit: Getty Images
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The feat ensured he became the seventh player on the planet to have scored 700 or more goals with his arch-rival Cristiano Ronaldo occupying the sixth position on the list.

However his contract with the Catalan giants has just about year left and the player is yet to put pen on paper to extend the deal, but Cristian D'Amico claims the 33-year-old could return to his boyhood club.

He said: "When Maradona came to Newell's, nobody thought that he would come either. I hope to do something similar with Leo."

D'Amico added: "Obviously, that's not to be selling smoke. It's a difficult topic.

"What Newell's fan would not dream to see the best player in the world with the jersey of their team on? Time might allow such things, you have to be calm."

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Cristian D'Amico, vice-president of Newell's Old Boys, hopes that when that day comes, Messi opts for a return to his boyhood club instead of retirement.

Legit.ng earlier reported that Barcelona have been counting their losses for years and the club have spent £1billion on players with only a few of them making headway at the Camp Nou.

Since 2014, only Luis Suarez, Marc-Andre Ter Stegen and Ivan Rakitic are still relevant to the club's first team till date.

Suarez was scooped for £75m from Liverpool after so many troubles with authorities in the Premier League and the 2014 World Cup.

On the other hand, Rakitic cost just £15m from Sevilla six years ago while goalkeeping sensation Ter Stegen was even less at just shy of £11m from Bundesliga side Monchengladbach.

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