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Germán Burgos Backs Lionel Messi to Play for Newell's Old Boys One Day

Ali Shibil Roshan
Messi had spent five years at the Newell's academy before he joined Barcelona
Messi had spent five years at the Newell's academy before he joined Barcelona / Soccrates Images/Getty Images
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Germán Burgos believes Lionel Messi will one day play for Newell's Old Boys before he hangs up his boots.

Messi had spent five years at the Newell's academy before he joined FC Barcelona in 2000, and the Argentine attacker has been at the Catalan outfit ever since.

Messi's contract with Barcelona is up this summer and the 33-year-old has been linked with an exit from the La Liga side, with Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain mooted as his potential destination.

However, Burgos, who is the current manager of Newell's Old Boys, does not think Messi will leave Barcelona because it is his 'home'. The La Lepra manager also expects Messi to 'pass through' his childhood club one day. "I have the best plan for him," Burgos told La Capital [via Marca].

"I believe in him. I think he can still give more.

"I don't think he'll leave Barcelona because it's his home, like Newell's is too.

"I think, one day, he's going to pass through here."

Meanwhile, Messi has been impressive for Barcelona this season. After a slow start to the new season, the Argentine soon picked up his pace and he now has 29 goals across all competitions for the Blaugrana so far this season.


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