FC Barcelona is a club that has been home to several legends of the beautiful game. The Camp Nou has opened its doors to some of the greatest players and many of the grandest teams. Even in recent times, La Blaugrana happily used their stadium to honor their greats.
The farewell of Xavi Hernandez, Andres Iniesta, and many others took place at the storied ground. However, perhaps the biggest stain still remains the loss of Lionel Messi.
Not simply that it happened, but also coupled with the fact that the way it took place was something quite far from what the Argentine legend deserves.
Possible homecoming for Messi
Tensions reportedly remain high between Joan Laporta’s camp and that of Lionel Messi. While the club itself remains a symbol of love for both the President and former player, their individual relationship is speculated to be tense.
However, it seems that FC Barcelona are hence preparing something quite special moving forward. For their 125th year in existence, as reported by Memorabilia1899, Barcelona could choose to face off against the Argentina National team at the Spotify Camp Nou next year.
This would consequently also allow Lionel Messi himself to return to the storied Blaugrana home ground. A match against his former team could potentially provide closure to all parties involved as well as the fans.
The economic issues of FC Barcelona are not a secret, and as such, the club constantly looks at ways to generate additional revenue. A match of such grandeur would ultimately have a huge pull factor and attract countless fans to Camp Nou.
Argentina’s grand success
In terms of success, both Barcelona and Argentina are no strangers to significant achievements. With Messi as a leading figure, both these sides have been extremely successful in their respective competitions.
Only last year, Messi and his Argentine teammates managed to win the FIFA World Cup 2022. Coupled with the Finalissima trophy as well as the Copa America, it has become an immortalized side. For Messi, this possible game against Barcelona could be one of huge emotions.
Having never received a proper farewell from the fans, the Cules could now finally get their chance to bid farewell to one of the greatest players to ever don the Blaugrana colors.
With FC Barcelona having been founded in November of 1899, the match will likely take place in late 2024. By that time, it is expected that the new Spotify Camp Nou would have become partially operational.