– Lionel Messi missed Barcelona’s game against Real Sociedad in the Super Cup
– The Argentine is expected to play for the Catalans in the final of the championship
– Messi has scored 11 League goals for Barcelona this term and he is topping the chart
Lionel Messi who is the captain of Spanish giants Barcelona has reportedly confirmed his intention to return to Barcelona’s first team for the final of the Super Cup.
There was tension for Barcelona fans on Wednesday night, January 13, when they failed to see their captain in the semifinal clash against Real Sociedad.
Barcelona players without Lionel Messi went on to win the Super Cup encounter against Real Sociedad and they are now waiting for the winner between Real Madrid and Atletic Bilbao.
Lionel Messi missed the Super Cup game against Real Sociedad after it was confirmed that the Argentine suffered an injury in their win over Granada.
Presently, the Argentine is leading the Spanish goalscorers chart with 11 goals as Barcelona are currently occupying third position on the La Liga table.
Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Lionel Messi’s future at Barcelona remains unclear despite having less than six months to the expiration of his current deal.
The 33-year-old tried forcing a move away from the Catalan club last summer but later made a U-turn and decided to see out his contract.
Five months down the lane, the Argentine has not revealed where he will be playing next season having stalled on signing a new Barca deal.
He was heavily linked with Manchester City last August but Paris Saint-Germain have now joined the chase for the six-time Ballon d’Or winner.
However, the Argentine will reportedly be pocketing a staggering sum of £170,000-a-week until 2025 from Barcelona – even if he leaves Camp Nou for another club.
Neymar revealed he is keen on reuniting with his fellow South American superstar and this may have given PSG a boost to pursue a move for the player.
Legit also reported how Lionel Messi on Saturday night, January 9, became the first player in La Liga history to hit double figures in 15 consecutive seasons after netting brace for Barcelona against Granada.
The Argentina international was at his best for Barcelona in the Spanish La Liga encounter with France international Antoine Griezmann also scoring a brace.
Messi who is one of the greatest footballers in football history has now set a new incredible goal-scoring record in the Spanish La Liga.
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