Dream Newell’s return now unlikely – Lionel Messi says after previously stating that he wanted to end his playing career at his boyhood football club Newell’s old boys in Argentina.
Lionel Messi conceded his dreams of a fairytale return to Newell’s Old Boys are fading as he reflected on the “madness” of Argentina’s obsession with football.
Barcelona superstar Messi has long expressed a desire to end his career in his hometown of Rosario, where he played for Newell’s as a child.
The five-time Ballon d’Or winner left for Europe in his teens and acknowledges it would now be tough to ask his wife and three children to leave behind their life in Catalonia.
“I always say that I don’t want to leave here, I have no thoughts of moving,” Messi told TyC Sports.
“I have the dream of being able to play for Newell’s in Argentina, but I don’t know if it’s really going to happen because I have a family that is ahead of my desire.
“It’s a dream I’ve had since I was little, but I have a family, I have three children, I live in a place that has given me everything and where I am calm and can give my children a spectacular future.
“We think much more about that than my desire of playing football in Argentina.
“I will try to convince the family, because today we have to convince the children too.”
Lionel messi has been in good goal scoring form since his return from injury.
Barcelona are not to play this weekend following the postponement of their match against real Madrid.
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