Messi discusses Barcelona future; responds to Prem move talk

Date published: Thursday 8th June 2017 2:23

Lionel Messi: Barca ready to offer forward a new deal

Lionel Messi has batted away suggestions he could move to the Premier League and insists he dreams of ending his career with Barcelona.

The Argentinian superstar is regularly linked with a move to Manchester City, who are managed by his former Barca mentor Pep Guardiola.

But Messi has spoken out about the rumours and discussed media reports that he is on the brink of signing a new five-year contract to stay at the Nou Camp.

“Today, I [only] think of my day today, in Barcelona, where I am at,” Messi told Tencent Sports¬†while on international duty in his native Argentina.

“To strive to achieve and get the most titles that we can, because in football, we don’t know what could happen in the year to come. So I like to take it calm and little by little.”

Messi, who has also discussed his relationship with Real Madrid rival Cristiano Ronaldo, was then asked if there was any truth in rumours he could move to the Premier League

“[Staying with Barca] is what I have always wanted, what I have always dreamt of,” he added. “I said that I would like to end my career in Barcelona, and we will see if it ends that way.”

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