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Messi Back To Argentina? Newell's Chief Comments

With Lionel Messi not enjoying the best of times at FC Barcelona at the moment, a chief at his boyhood club Newell's Old Boys has commented on whether or not he could return to Argentina one day.

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While he has previously been linked with an exit from the Catalan giants, 33-year-old Messi has endured a tough time in Spain this season, having reportedly had spats with not only the board but current boss Quique Setien too.

The Blaugrana talisman has always left the door open on a possible return to Newell's one day, and the Argentine club's vice-president Cristian D'Amico will not write off the possibility of that happening either.

"I don't know if it's impossible," he told TNT Sports.

"It's a decision exclusively made by him and his family. We have to have the best possible context to help make a decision.

"When (Diego) Maradona came to Newell's, nobody thought that he would come either. I hope to do something similar with Leo.

"Obviously, that's not to be selling smoke. It's a difficult topic.

"What Newell's fan would not dream to see the best player in the world with the jersey of their team on? Time might allow such things, you have to be calm."

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Messi spent six years in Newell's' academy from 1994 to 2000, before officially joining Barcelona's La Masia in 2001, and it has since been reported that he has stalled discussions over a new contract in Spain. 

Would you like to see Messi return to his hometown of Rosario to retire? Let us know in the comments section below.

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