Messi turns 31 that year and they see that as the ideal age for him to come 'home' to Argentina.
D'Amico spoke to ESPN, saying: "I am convinced, like many of my peers, we can make history as a club if we get the best player in the world in a Newell's shirt.
"I think we're going to get the pleasure of Messi wearing the shirt. It would be revolutionary.
"Imagine a game with Messi in the Coloso [Estadio Marcelo Bielsa], with the press around the world, the sponsors who would come... that would make a difference and economically, apart from the sentimental value, it could make a big difference to cleaning up the debts."