Lionel Messi has said that he will retire his football career at Barcelona.
The Barcelona skipper made this statement during interview with the radio programme ‘El món a Rac1’ by Jordi Basté, FC Barcelona reports.
The Argentine Forward was heard saying that he would stay in the club.
“Yes, my idea is to stay for many years. I have always thought this way and nothing has from my childhood I have dreamed of playing for Newell’s because of what football means in Argentina, but sometimes one has to prioritize the family. I wouldn’t like to break up the friendships that my children have made here, as happened to me when I was little”, Messi said.
Leo also said that he would have left the club in 2013/2014 due to tax issue.
“I did want to leave Barçelona in 2013/2014. There was a situation that went beyond what I felt for the club. I wanted to leave Spain because of the tax issue. I felt mistreated.”
Messi, the Fifa best player of Year also talked about his contract extension.
“I don’t think that there is anything new to report regarding my contract extension, but there will surely be no problem if it materialises. With the club, everything is always simple.
“The last time I talked to Bartomeu was in Liverpool, but we have not met since. I have no problem with him