Messi football career started when he was a boy. The first ever Messi team was Newell’s Old Boys. The future Barcelona star entered the club back in 1995. You can find that information in any Messi profile available online.
Lionel’s phenomenal skills let him grab the attention of some biggest clubs’ scouts. In 2000, the iconic Argentinian moved to Spain. That step appeared to be the turning point in his entire career although he started playing in the under-14 team. After scoring 21 goals during his 14appearences, he made his debut in FC Barcelona, which is current Lionel Messi football team. It has been his home club for many years!
Is it really a time to switch Lionel Messi team? What club will he play for? What team is Lionel Messi on for 2018/2019 season? Let’s find it out!
The History of Barcelona Messi Player
The A‑list Argentinian striker has made 17 amazing seasons for the first team from Barcelona. He made is debuted in the first club at the age of 16. He played against FC Porto in a friendly match. Messi first senior goal was during the game with Albacete. Lionel scored at Camp Nou to please home spectators and fans.
Then Messi started breaking scoring records one after another. He has won numerous titles and prestigious trophies though he failed to win the FIFA World Cup trophy after getting to the finals with his Argentinian teammates back in 2014. He has become one of the greatest football players of our times. However, there have been some rumors about Lionel moving to another team. Are they true? What soccer team is Messi on for the next season?
The New Contract with FC Barcelona
According to the official news, Messi has prolonged his contract with FC Barcelona. The new agreement will keep Lionel at his current football team until 2021. The sum for any other club to buy Messi out is €700m. This fact reserves little space for teams who want to get the A‑star Argentinian though Manchester City was rumored to buy Lionel in summer 2018. Despite the rumors, the player signed the contract although he seems to be eager to change the club.
He has won all possible trophies and awards while playing in Spain and Europe. His earnings include four UEFA Champions League trophies in addition to eight La Liga trophies, 7 Spanish Super Cups, 5 Copas Del Rey and more. The stats are overwhelming. It seems like Lionel had enough of the big football. As he was rumored to move to his team of origins Newell’s Old Boys.
Will Messi Leave?
Considering Messi profile and individual stats, it is not surprising the superstar wants to retire in his first ever club. He said that FC Barcelona will always be his only club. However, he would love to come back to Argentina and spend the rest of his career in Newell’s Old Boys. That club will always be on his mind. In his interview, Messi said that he would like to play at least 6 months in Argentina. However, Lionel is not sure when it will happen.
The World Cup in Russia appeared to be an epic fail for Messi as well as for the entire Argentinian team. Of course, Lionel is not the one to blame for the failure. However, it seems like he is not going to come back for the next FIFA World Cup taking place in Qatar. All Messi fans should hope for the best!