Reports suggest that Lionel Messi will make an emotional comeback to his childhood team, Newell’s Old Boys, once his contract with Inter Miami concludes in 2025. In other news, Chelsea has shown interest in acquiring the American sensation Julian Hall from the New York Red Bulls. However, they are expected to face tough competition in securing his signature. On a different note, Manchester United has no plans to dismiss manager Erik ten Hag.
Old Boys to welcome Messi back in 2025
Lionel Messi will reportedly return to Newell’s Old Boys when his contract with Inter expires in 2025.
“Lionel Messi will reportedly leave Miami and return to his old club, Newell’s, to close the curtain on his storied career.
“Messi is reportedly looking to end his career and retire at Newell FC, a blow to Miami who were hoping to sign Messi to a new contract in the near future.
Messi came to the U.S. and scored 11 goals in 12 matches to help Miami International win its first-ever trophy in the League Cup.
Messi played for Newell’s Old Boys as a youngster before heading to Barcelona.
Chelsea looking to sign American youngster
Chelsea are interested in signing American youngster Julian Hall from the New York Red Bulls, but he faces stiff competition.
According to reports: “Manchester United, Manchester City, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich are all chasing the talented winger”
The 15-year-old recently became the second youngest player ever to play in Major League Soccer.
The report says “Chelsea’s interest in Hall began with Hall’s two goals in the Next Generation Adidas Cup competition for 15-year-olds in April this year.
“The Blues have been scouting him since then and have been trying to lure the U.S. youth international to Cobham for a trial before his 16th birthday in January.”
Ten Hagar’s job is safe at United, who have no intention of sacking Eric Ten Hagar.
“Eric Ten Hagar’s position at Manchester United is secure for the foreseeable future and the issue will not be discussed at the top of the club.
“It is understood that despite United losing six of their 10 games at the start of the season, including a 3-2 defeat to Galatasaray in the Champions League on Tuesday, ten Hag is still receiving firm confidence from the hierarchy that the Dutchman is the right man to lead the team forward in the long term.
“Although ten Hagar has never cited injuries as a reason for United’s poor performances, it is recognized internally that he suffered a particularly bad spell, missing 16 players at one point”.
Manchester United currently sits in 10th place in the Premier League standings after suffering four losses in their first seven matches. Additionally, they have faced consecutive defeats in the UEFA Champions League.