NEWELL’S OLD BOYS president Eduardo Bermudez says Lionel Messi is welcome again on the membership at any age.
His feedback come after the Barcelona skipper – who began his boyhood profession on the Argentine membership – scored in opposition to Osasuna earlier than unveiling Diego Maradona’s No10 on the again of a Newell’s shirt.
Lionel Messi unveiled an previous Newell’s Outdated Boys No10 shirt in reminiscence of the late, nice Diego Maradona after scoring in opposition to OsasunaCredit score: Getty Photos
Chatting with the media on Sunday, Bermudez stated: “I’m very pleased with Messi’s perspective , for us he’s a most idol.
“He is a wonderful one who loves Newell’s. Hopefully sooner or later, irrespective of how previous, when he decides, we are able to have him right here. Right here we love him the identical as Maradona.
“It’s a nice emotion to be president of this membership. Right here we have now adoration for Messi , I had little doubt that due to the love he has for Newell’s he would have the same perspective though he didn’t count on this. It has been large.
“It appears unwise to me to offer an opinion when he’s in one other membership. Come or not come, we like it.
“He’s a really liked particular person all through town of Rosario. Hopefully that occurs”
Messi, a boyhood Newell’s fan, began the early a part of his youth profession on the membership in Rosario earlier than getting picked up by the La Masia academy as a 14-year-old.
Between the age of 6-12 Messi scored 234 objectives in 176 video games for Newell’s, in keeping with a former worker.
And on Maradona’s Newell’s debut, a six-year-old Messi was introduced on to the pitch at half-time to do methods for the gang.
Newell’s would face stiff competitors to safe a fairytale reunion, with Manchester City nonetheless eager on bringing Messi to the Premier League.
Pep Guardiola labored with Messi throughout his four-year stint as Barcelona supervisor between 2008-12.
Guardiola with Messi at his disposal was in a position to win three La Liga titles, two Champions Leagues, two Copa del Reys, two Tremendous Cups and two FIFA World Cups.
Man Metropolis are believed to be seeking to do a deal for Messi in January after the membership’s failed makes an attempt to lure him away in the summertime.
In accordance with ESPN, the long-term contract might see Messi keep within the Premier League for 3 years earlier than transferring to associate MLS membership New York Metropolis FC.