The Spanish football team Barcelona sparked controversy on social media, after a tweet published on the official account included only the number 10, without any other reference, prompting many of its fans to speculate that it is intended for the return of Argentine star Lionel Messi.

The Barcelona account in Spanish published the tweet on Sunday evening, in which it was sufficient to repeat the number 10 that Messi wore in the team (13 times) to have a wide spread on the platforms, and was watched by nearly 6 million followers, as thousands interacted with it.

๐Ÿ”Ÿ๐Ÿ”Ÿ๐Ÿ”Ÿ๐Ÿ”Ÿ๐Ÿ”Ÿ๐Ÿ”Ÿ๐Ÿ”Ÿ๐Ÿ”Ÿ๐Ÿ”Ÿ๐Ÿ”Ÿ๐Ÿ”Ÿ๐Ÿ”Ÿ๐Ÿ”Ÿ

โ€” FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona_es) June 4, 2023

The tweet was not published on the Arabic-speaking account, two days earlier, singing about some of Messi's goals with Barcelona, describing him as a legend.

๐Ÿ‘‘ The Legend Doing the Wonder on This Day in History (2015) ๐Ÿ† pic.twitter.com/SSJf4G1ZWj

โ€” FC Barcelona (@fcbarcelona_ara) May 30, 2023

He also tweeted another video of one of Messi's goals against Celta de Vigo, with an hourglass emoji and a like emoji, all symbols that could signal the club's preparation for the return of its historic goalscorer and captain.

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โณ #CeltaBarรงa pic.twitter.com/XhLNrpfLWy

โ€” FC Barcelona (@fcbarcelona_ara) June 4, 2023

It is known that the number 10 currently at Barcelona is the talented young player Ansu Fati, who has struggled with Barcelona since returning from the injury that kept him out of the season.

This tweet caused many Barcelona fans to wonder whether it is intended for the return of Messi, or it means something else, especially since there is more than one option in front of the "flea", especially the Saudi Al Hilal offer, which will be a record transfer deal if it is done.

These decide the fate of Messi

And strengthens the hypothesis that the tweet is a prelude to the official announcement of the return of the "legend" to Barcelona confirmed by the newspaper "Sport" (Sport) Catalan that Messi wants to return, which was forced by two years ago, and cried at the press conference in which he announced his departure, sacrificing the largest financial offer in the history of the Saudi Crescent.

The newspaper reported that Messi's wife and children are prioritizing the return to Barcelona, where they spent many years, and if we follow the relationship of the Argentine star with his family, we will find that their role will be decisive in determining the fate of his last years on the football field.

The biggest obstacle facing the deal - according to Spanish reports - is the rules of LaLiga Financial Fair Play, which, although they agree to Barcelona's feasibility plan, the Catalan club still have to take further steps to be able to bring Messi back.

Messi's return between two teams

Opinions were divided between those who were happy and hoped that it was a tweet referring to the return of Messi, while others saw it as a dribbling style from the club to give hope to fans that the club legend will return again.

A large number of Barcelona fans wished that this tweet would be the announcement of Messi's return to the "Camp Nou", although he did not issue any official announcement in this regard from the team or from the Argentine star after his official departure from the French Saint-Germain, following the end of his contract without renewal.

On the other hand, she criticizes the frequent talk of Barcelona about Messi recently, where "it is difficult to be a player in Barcelona, and all the fans, staff and board of directors think about imagining Messi with the team, so how do other players feel? I love the guy, but again I feel for the other players."

One angry tweeter wrote "Barcelona obsessed with Messi," calling the club a joke, while some demanded that he not be given hope that Messi would return without it being done.

Barcelona Club website Tweets with a number ๐Ÿ”Ÿ๐Ÿ”Ÿ๐Ÿ”Ÿ
is it done and Messi is back #ู…ูŠุณูŠ_ุจุฑุดู„ูˆู†ูŠ #ู…ูŠุณูŠ_ู‡ู„ุงู„ูŠ #Messi #ุงู„ุซู„ุงุซุงุก_ู…ูˆุนุฏู†ุง #ุงู„ุซู„ุงุซุงุก_ูŠูˆู…_ู‡ู„ุงู„ูŠ #ู…ูŠุณูŠ_ู†ุตุฑุงูˆูŠ https://t.co/vaN3sPm4PA pic.twitter.com/wPERv6XE9D

โ€” Abdullah Al-Roqi (@al_raggas) June 5, 2023

It's hard to be a barcelona player. All their fans , workers & Board think about is messi imagine how other players feel .
I like the man, but then again, I feel for the other players. https://t.co/6hBJHAP1GA

โ€” Mariam๐Ÿฆ‹ (@chikesquad) June 5, 2023

Leo Messi and Home coming โ™ฅ๏ธ๐Ÿฅน https://t.co/6Bd9MjDPCI

โ€” Harsh Bhatt๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ•‰๏ธ (@Harshbhatt414) June 5, 2023

The king will be back ๐Ÿ https://t.co/6V0ehy9jIF

โ€” Santiago Giraldo H (@Santigh94) June 4, 2023

He's coming home๐Ÿฅบโค๏ธ https://t.co/b4PHdlkLt4

โ€” Joe Goldberg (@ItsTaifi) June 5, 2023

Lionel Messi ๐Ÿ™‚ Homecoming โค https://t.co/ZKkJww2hVK pic.twitter.com/qL3PlByZb9

โ€” Booแง๊ซ€y๊ช‘an (@Rofied_akash) June 5, 2023

Barcelona are so obsessed with Messi.

Joke of a club https://t.co/vmvf5MpH9H

โ€” Obi โšก (@obiemekadesign) June 5, 2023

Don't give me hope https://t.co/EnjdBH8QBJ

โ€” Shaan Chatterjee (@ShaanChatterje8) June 5, 2023