FC Barcelona leaders including president Joan Laporta and sporting director Deco have confirmed that club legend Lionel Messi will have a farewell match to honor his legacy once the Spotify Camp Nou has been renovated.
Messi left Barca in tears in 2021 shortly after Laporta had been elected for a second reign with the Catalans.
He had promised Messi’s contract renewal as part of his mandate on the campaign trail, but then failed to deliver this when Financial Fair Play issues arose.
This led the Argentine to join Paris Saint-Germain on a free transfer, but there were strong rumors that Messi could wear Barca’s colors when his two-year deal at the Parc des Princes expired this summer.
Turning down a huge offer from Al-Hilal in the Middle East, Messi opted to sign for Inter Miami in the MLS where he has been a roaring success so far.
And though he shut down rumours of playing under head coach and former teammate Xavi Hernandez on loan in the winter during the MLS off-season, after being probed on the potential development this week, Messi is still expected to grace Camp Nou again as confirmed by Deco and Laporta.