Lionel Messi’s Barcelona team-mate Sergio Busquets has poured cold water on rumours that the Argentine could move to the Premier League.
Manchester City have been linked with a move for Messi, however their CEO Ferran Soriano ruled out a possible move earlier in the week.
“There is no chance of signing Messi,” he said.
“I know him and his family well and I know they are fine in Barcelona, which is where he needs to be.”
Now, Busquests has hit out at suggestions that the 30-year-old could move, stating: “Financially he’s well looked after, he’s winning trophies collectively and individually, living in a great city, surrounded by great players and part of a great project.
“All of that is positive and it would be difficult to match it anywhere else. Like myself, for players that have been brought up at [Barcelona], it’s difficult to change.
“We know the Premier League is a spectacular league, we would like to play there, but if you weigh up all the positives and all the negatives, it’s hard to leave Barca.”