Joan Laporta has not been able to achieve his great goal, which was to bring back Leo Messi. He tried during the summer, but the problems that La Liga posed to register him meant that Barcelona couldn’t do anything to prevent him from committing to Inter Miami, a franchise presided over by David Beckham. They also explored the possibility of bringing him back in January, something that has finally been ruled out.
Neither the American team intends to let him go, nor has the player himself shown any intention of playing under Xavi Hernández’s orders. Therefore, the chances of the culé fans being able to enjoy the most important player in the history of the club again are completely remote. Luckily, an alternative has appeared for ‘La Pulga’ to don the blue and garnet jersey once again and have a farewell worthy of his stature.
Because Deco, the sporting director, has confirmed what was an open secret, and that is that a tribute is already being prepared to match the legend of the Argentine phenomenon, who couldn’t say goodbye in the way he would have liked. It was in a very cold press conference, and not on the pitch, and after a disastrous campaign, in which they were only able to conquer the Copa del Rey, before signing for Paris Saint-Germain a few days later.
“I think it will be a farewell match, but maybe in the new stadium when it’s ready. He will always be the greatest idol in the history of the club. The club had great idols like Cruyff, Ronaldo, but he is perhaps the greatest of all. He will definitely play a farewell match at Barcelona,” said the former Portuguese-Brazilian footballer. Messi will play at Camp Nou to inaugurate the new stadium when the construction is finished, we just need to know when.
2025 is the date, but there is still no certainty about whether it will be in the summer or at the end of the year. Barça and Inter Miami have a closed agreement, and the idea is for Leo to play a part with each team, as explained by the portal ‘Defensa Central’.