Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi has hinted at his future after Barcelona career as the forward has previously linked with away move.
The Argentina international has affirmed that his future will be always at Barcelona as he doesn’t consider to join any another club from Europe.
Messi joined Barcelona youth system in 2001 from Argentine side Newell’s Old Boys when he was only 14 years old.
“I’m increasingly sure that in Europe, Barcelona will be my only club,” Messi told El Trece.
“I always said I wanted to play in Argentine football one day, I don’t know if it will happen but I have it in my mind. It would be at Newell’s, nowhere else. I would like to do that for at least six months, but you never know what will happen. My dream was to play for Newell’s as a kid, going to the matches with my dad, my brothers, my friends… after that; circumstances in life took me elsewhere but I still have that in mind.”
“The other day I was talking to a friend and he told me ‘if you had chosen Spain [to play for instead of Argentina], you’d be a World Cup winner already’, but it wouldn’t have been the same. Obviously, in no moment did I think about doing that. To win it with Argentina would be something unique. We have players to be able to dream. It’s important to start off with a win to build confidence. We don’t have an easy group.”
The 30-year-old, who was promoted to the senior team in 2004, went on to win 32 trophies including nine league titles and four Champions League trophies.