reported Laporta's comments when asked about the possibility of such an event: "It would be fantastic if Messi could be present at the Camp Nou’s premiere. It has been discussed, and if it were in June 2026, it would be when the Spotify Camp Nou is finished. We will be returning in November 2024, and that could also be an important date. Let’s see. We would like it, and I hope it can happen."

However, a return to Barcelona in the next January transfer window has been ruled out, as Messi is committed to participating in pre-season preparations with Inter Miami ahead of the 2024 MLS campaign.

Barcelona fans around the world are eagerly awaiting the iconic forward's return to Camp Nou, and the proposed friendly or exhibition match promises to be a momentous occasion for both the club and Messi's devoted supporters.