Messi offered famous No. 10 jersey


Amid speculation linking Lionel Messi with a move away from FC Barcelona, one club has offered the Argentina superstar their famous No. 10 jersey if he decides to leave Spain.

Recent reports suggested that Messi has decided to leave Barcelona when his contract expires at the end of next season, putting clubs around the world on high alert over the possibility of signing the six-time Ballon d'Or winner.

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Messi's former Argentina teammate Juan Sebastian Veron, who is now chairman of Estudiantes, has revealed that he would happily strip Gaston Fernandez of the club's No. 10 jersey if it meant he could sign the Barca forward.

"If you [Messi] want to come [to Estudiantes], you have the '10' ensured," Veron said, according to Fox Sports.

"Beyond that, I don't really imagine him outside Barcelona, but these are things that we say today and tomorrow we see him out there going to another club. The reality is that he is the only one who has the decision and desire; no one else knows."

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Messi has spent his entire professional career with the Catalan giants, for whom he has scored a club-record 630 goals in 725 appearances across all competitions. 

Scroll through the gallery below for a selection of records Messi holds at Barcelona

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