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Messi backed to return to Argentina by former Barcelona team-mate Mascherano

Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi has been backed to return to Argentina in the near future by Javier Mascherano, who says "anything is possible" in football.

Messi has spent his entire professional career at Camp Nou, having risen through the La Masia ranks after joining the club from Newell's Old Boys as a teenager.

The diminutive playmaker has since established himself as one of the greatest players of all-time, winning a record six Ballon d'Or awards while setting new standards of excellence in terms of goals and assists across all competitions.

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Messi has helped Barca win 34 major trophies during his time at the club, including ten titles in La Liga and the Champions League, scoring a staggering 620 goals in 708 appearances.