FC Barcelona has today hinted that its captain, Lionel Messi, could become the only player that could stop the Spanish La Liga scouring charts and set an entirely new record for goals with a single club this season.
The Blaugrana also revealed that Messi could become the player with the second most European crown and could equal Manchester United legend, Ryan Giggs’, records as the player with the most titles with a single club if help Barca to win the domestic and European titles this term around.
This was contained on the official website of the La Liga champions on Tuesday.
Barcelona is set to take on Mallorca once La Liga resumes this coming weekend by June 11 after long waiting due to coronavirus pandemic.
The statement partly reads;
“Messi is on course to top the Spanish goal charts [Pichichi] for the seventh time, which would move him one ahead of Athletic Bilbao legend, Telmo Zarra, with whom he is currently matched on six,” Barcelona said.
“Messi needs just 16 more goals to match Brazilian legend Pelé’s 643 goals for Santos, the most goals ever scored by a player for a single club.
“Messi already has 627 for Barça with at least 12 games yet to play, and maybe more, he could very conceivably do that this very season.
“If the Argentinian can help Barça to the domestic and European titles, he will also:
“Become the player with the second most European crowns.
He’d have five, leaving him just one short of Gento, who has a record six.
“Match Ryan Giggs as the player with the most titles with a single club.
Messi currently has 34 and two more would put him on a par with Manchester United’s legendary Welshman, who won 36.”