Lionel Messi will not end his career with Barcelona.
That appears to be the general consensus when reading various reports across the World.
The Argentina international is the world's greatest player, he has been for some time and remains to be.
Due to this he is obviously going to have any number of admirers and English Premier League clubs Manchester City and Chelsea have both in the past, been known to have held talks over Messi joining them if and when he decides to leave Camp Nou.
But whilst a move such as that would signify one final pay-day for Messi, there is one other move which would be fuelled purely by sentimental reasons.
That move would be a return to Argentina outfit Newell's Old Boys, the club that Messi left as a 14-year-old to join Barcelona.
Argentine side's vice-president Cristian D'Amico told British football magazine Four Four Two: 'I am convinced, like many of my peers, that we can make history as a club if we get the best player in the world in a Newell's shirt, I think we're going to get the pleasure of Messi wearing the shirt.'
He added: 'Imagine a game with Messi in the Coloso [Estadio Marcelo Bielsa], with the press around the world, The sponsors who would come... that would make a difference economically, apart from the sentimental value, and could make a big difference to clean up the debts.'
Would Messi return to Argentina? The 29-year-old still has plenty to play for in Spain, so perhaps in a few years time?
Argentina has selected star forward Lionel Messi for their upcoming World Cup Qualifiers against Uruguay & Venezuela next month.
Newly appointed coach Edgardo Bauza successfully convinced Messi to come out of retirement, following his dispute with the Argentinian FA.
In an interview with La Nacion, Bauza explained how he managed to get the star to change his mind.
“I went [to speak to Messi] not to convince, I went to talk football,” Bauza told La Nacion.
“We were almost two hours talking about football and naturally it came out [from him] that he would be on the list.”
Bauza has selected a highly attacking squad, featuring big names Sergio Aguero, Ángel Di María and Erik Lamela.
Argentina currently sit in third place behind Ecuador and Uruguay in the WCQ group stage.