Spanish giants Barcelona recently announced their newest striker Robert Lewandowski at the historic Camp Nou stadium. The stage was set for an extravagant ceremony where the Blaugrana unveiled the Polish goal machine to their home fans. But outside Barcelona’s home stadium, the 2-time FIFA The Best Men’s Player was greeted by chants of ‘Messi…Messi’ as he officially met his new fans.
Robert Lewandowski has been the biggest star Barcelona has brought in since the departure of Lionel Messi last summer. But the club’s devoted fans still haven’t forgotten Messi, who became of the greatest players in the history of the sport. Hence, they continued chanting the name of their former player as a cry to address the fact that no one can replace Messi.
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🗣 Fans chanting "Messi, Messi" at the Camp Nou!pic.twitter.com/Dot9MImf9D
— Roy Nemer (@RoyNemer) August 5, 2022
But in recent few weeks, speculation of Leo Messi’s return to Camp Nou has surfaced as Barca manager Xavi Hernandez talked about how Messi’s potential comeback isn’t impossible. He said, “Yes, but at the moment, Leo has a contract with another club, so it’s impossible. It’s impossible. It doesn’t make sense talking about Messi now. He is the best footballer in the world and in the history of football.”
Similarly, Barcelona President John Laporta seconded this thought as he believed that it was his responsibility to bring back Lionel Messi. He said, “I would hope that the Messi chapter isn’t over. I think it’s our responsibility to try to … find a moment to fix that chapter, which is still open and hasn’t closed, so it turns out like it should have, and that it has a more beautiful ending. As president of Barca, I did what I had to do. But also as president of Barca, and on a personal level, I think I owe him.”