is preparing a pending farewell tribute match to
Lionel Messi for 2024 after the controversial departure of the footballer from the Catalan club in June
, when he was released and joined Paris
"The idea that president Joan Laporta
likes the most
so that the Catalans can pay tribute to Messi is for the 2024-25 season, when the team returns to the Camp Nou with the works already completed and coinciding with the club's 125th anniversary. ", published today the Catalan newspaper
The tribute proposal would have been part of the conversations that
, Lionel's father, allegedly held a few days ago with Laporta in Barcelona where, according to reports, both parties met to try to "
normalize" relations and bring positions closer
The information recalls that Messi parted ways with Barcelona when, after "negotiating" his continuity, he was told by the club that "his contract could not be renewed" and the Argentine star left "in tears."
Messi and his last time as a Barcelona player, in August 2021. Photo: EFE/Andreu Dalmau.
Laporta himself confessed after that situation that he still has
a "thorn in" with Messi
and that he wants to remove it.
For his part, Jorge Messi, after meeting with the president of the Barca club, stated a few weeks ago that he did not believe his son would play for Barcelona again: "
The conditions are not met," he said
For this reason, and apart from "testing" the plans of the future Messi (with a contract at
until June of this year), Laporta's interest was mainly focused on talking about the tribute match that Barcelona has pending so that the Argentine can being fired by the Catalan fans.
Messi played almost two decades at the club and it was with the Barcelona fans with whom he shared most of his sporting achievements.
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