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Lionel Messi could return to his boyhood club in 2025: Reports

Rajarshi ShuklaRajarshi Shukla
October 2 2023
Lionel Messi Newell's Old Boys

Messi’s Inter Miami contract expires in 2025

Even though he has only spent a few months with Inter Miami, Lionel Messi is said to have already made up his mind about his next club, which will be in his home country, as well as when he is going to move onward.

The Argentine icon shocked the athletic world when he chose to transfer to MLS in the summer instead of returning to Barcelona and accepting the riches of Saudi Arabia. When his contract with the Herons expires in 2025, it appears that he might be moving once more.

The seven-time Ballon d’Or winner might eventually leave the US to conclude his career in his native nation, which would be a deeply personal choice for him. When his current contract expires, the 37-year-old will transfer to his previous club Newell’s Old Boys, as reported by El Nacional.

Messi appears to have adjusted to life in America surprisingly well, and his on-field performances have demonstrated his satisfaction with his new surroundings. The experienced forward, who had a rocky time with Paris Saint-Germain, has a magnificent 11 goals in his first 12 appearances in the US.

Since his arrival in the United States, the winner of the World Cup has gained a lot of popularity among Americans, and stadiums all around the nation have accorded him a rock star-like welcome.

He already has a place in Miami’s history after guiding the team to their first-ever championship with the League Cup.

His current MLS salary is between $50 and $60 million, and his contract also includes lucrative tie-ins with companies like Apple and Adidas. That said, he may have the desire to ultimately return to Argentina, having spent the majority of his life abroad.

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