Today Match Prediction : Argentina’s media is reeling from the ‘bombshell’ Lionel Messi announcement, describing it as the ‘end of an era in football history’.

Messi’s birthplace was stunned less than a month after the six-time Ballon d’Or winner inspired his team to end their 27-year drought for a major international trophy with a 1-0 Copa America final triumph against archrivals Brazil.

According to Argentine media, Barcelona’s stunning revelation on Thursday that superstar Lionel Messi would be leaving the club was a “bombshell” of global proportions.

Messi’s birthplace was stunned less than a month after the six-time Ballon d’Or winner inspired his team to end their 27-year drought for a major international trophy with a 1-0 Copa America final triumph against archrivals Brazil.

“It is the end of a one-of-a-kind and undeniably unrivalled legend,” the sports daily Ole stated.

In a tweet, Ole said, “One of the most beautiful tales in global football is coming to an end: the day we never dreamed has finally come.”

This “unexpected change of events,” according to the newspaper La Nacion, was “a thunderbolt that has rocked global football.”

In a tweet, television station TyCSports described the news as “hard to accept,” adding that it signified “the end of an era that has eternally impacted the history of football.”

Just while the rest of the football world speculated on which moneybags club Messi might join next, Argentina’s teams dared to hope, despite the fact that the recession-hit South American country’s economic realities would make a homecoming even more incredible.

On Twitter, the hashtag “Welcome Leo” began to trend as mock-ups of Messi donning the jerseys of local heavyweights Boca Juniors, River Plate, Newell’s Old Boys, and San Lorenzo, as well as more humble outfits like Sacachispas FC, emerged.

The local press, on the other hand, was immediately interested in where Messi, 34, might wind up next.

“Will Paris Saint-Germain be his next club?” Clarin speculated, suggesting that the French Ligue 1 club was “the primary contender” to add him to their “galacticos,” which included Kylian Mbappe and Neymar.

“Messi is in his prime and has his eyes set on the Qatar World Cup, which is why he is continuing to gamble on European football,” the newspaper said, noting that he had long been courted by PSG, which is controlled by Qatar.

Memes abound on social media, with many depicting Messi’s Argentine countryman Sergio Aguero, who joined Barcelona on a free transfer from Manchester City last month, stating he was excited to play alongside his buddy.

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