FC Barcelona fans are eagerly waiting to see if Lionel Messi will win the FIFA Best Men’s Player award at the upcoming ceremony on February 27th. Messi has been a hot topic of conversation recently, with his former teammate and current Barcelona manager, Xavi Hernandez, claiming that the club is in constant contact with the Argentine superstar.
Messi spent 21 years at Barcelona before leaving for Paris Saint-Germain last summer. However, with his contract expiring at PSG, the possibility of Messi returning to Barcelona has arisen. Xavi has been vocal about his desire to reunite with his former teammate, stating that “Messi knows that Barcelona is his home and the doors are open.”
Despite the uncertainty surrounding Messi’s club future, he is the favourite to win the FIFA Best Men’s Player award after an outstanding performance in the World Cup. He helped lead Argentina to victory, scoring seven goals and earning the tournament’s Golden Ball for the second time.
However, Messi will face tough competition from two of his fellow colleagues: Karim Benzema and Kylian Mbappe. Benzema helped lead Real Madrid to a La Liga and the Champions League title. While Mbappe was a key player for the french team and his hat trick in the final against Argentina is still one of the best world cup final performances.
Regardless of who emerges as the winner of the FIFA Best Men’s Player award, Lionel Messi’s immense talent and his contribution to the sport cannot be denied. He has made an indelible mark on football history and will always be remembered as the greatest player to ever grace the game.