The idea of seeing Lionel Messi sign and play for Atletico Madrid might seem a little farfetched, but so did the initial suggestion of Luis Suarez joining Los Rojiblancos not so long ago.
Suarez has since made his debut, scored twice and assisted one goal for his new side, so Messi’s arrival shouldn’t be ruled out, reports Spanish publication, Marca.
The Argentine has already worn the club’s shirt in a match, when he played a friendly in their colours back in 2009 that was organised by his friend Maxi Rodriguez, who then played for Atletico.
Friendship could see him wear red and white again, should he decide to leave the Camp Nou next summer.
Even Atletico president Enrique Cerezo has left the door open for the Argentine, saying “with hope, anything is possible”.