It didn't take long for Lionel Messi to change his mind.
The Barcelona superstar has made the decision to return to the Argentine national team, according to multiple reports in Spain and Argentina. Messi agreed to return to the Albiceleste after a meeting with new coach Edgardo Bauza that took place at Camp Nou, following Barcelona's Joan Gamper Trophy friendly against Sampdoria.
Javier Mascherano was also part of the meeting, and while there are not reports about his decision, El Jefecito is also expected to follow Messi's lead and also make a comeback to the national side. Messi is on board with Bauza's tactical ideas, and after the Copa Ameica Final disappointment in the United States, cooler heads prevailed and Leo will be back after all.
Nothing is official as of yet, but Bauza will soon announce the 23-player squad for the next two Argentina matches, against Uruguay and Venezuela next month. And if the reports are accurate, Messi's name will be on it, which is giant news for an entire country.