Sunday, April 30, 2017

Lionel Messi will stay at Barcelona for the rest of his career

Barcelona and Argentina superstar Lionel Messi has revealed that he has no ambition to play in the Premier League, because he believes he will stay with the Catalan giants for the rest of his career.

Messi however has stated his liking of the English top flight.

Liking

The Argentinian told Soccer Saturday: “ It’s a league I like. I have friends that are playing there and I follow it as and when I can. Players I like are Kun Aguero and Rooney. These are two players that I like.

“The truth is my idea has been to always stay in Barcelona and see out the rest of my career here. Like I always say, one doesn’t know what can happen in the future but if it were up to me to decide, I would stay at Barcelona for the rest of my career.”

Home

Barcelona is Messi’s second home. The 24 year-old has in lived the city since he was just 12 years of age. He has spent as much time in Catalonia as he has in his native Rosario. His whole family is based in the city and I imagine it would be like leaving home all over again if he left Barca.

Loyal

Lionel Messi has been very loyal to Barcelona, because the club put so much faith in him as a youngster. The Catalan club paid for his growth hormone treatment when none of the big clubs in his native Argentina could afford to pay for his treatment.

The Spanish giants however knew that Messi was a special talent and he would come good if he received the right treatment. There probably hasn’t been a wiser decision made in the history of the club.

Special

Lionel Messi is obviously a special player but he just happens to be in one of the best clubs sides to ever grace a football pitch. The likes of Andres Iniesta and Xavi make the team tick but Messi adds the special star quality.

Without Messi Barcelona seem like a team without inspiration. At international level without Xavi and Iniesta, Messi has struggled to find his best form for his national team.

Best?

Lionel Messi is the best player I have ever seen play and many an argument has been conducted on whether he is the best player ever. The fact that he has only played in La Liga has been one of main reasons why people have stated that he isn’t the best player ever.

Messi is often compared to compatriot Diego Maradona. His former-international boss played in different countries and achieved success. He also won a World Cup with his national side.

Challenge

Many of Messi’s critics have claimed that until Messi has got out of his comfort zone of Barcelona he will never be able to prove he is the best player ever.

Brazilian legend Pele spent most of his career in his homeland with Santos, yet nobody ever questioned his quality, just because he only ever played for one club (although he spent a two-year spell in America at the end of his career).

Generation

Without a doubt Lionel Messi is the best player of his generation. Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo may have something to say about that but you can’t really argue with three consecutive Ballon d’Or awards. Messi is simply a phenomenon.

History

Only time will tell if Lionel Messi is the best player ever. The fact that he stays at one club for his whole career shouldn’t really be a factor in the matter. Lionel Messi is a Barcelona legend and will continue to make history with the Catalan giants.

He is at one of the biggest clubs in the world. He has no reason to leave the Nou Camp. He will win trophies, break records and more importantly enjoy his football. Lionel Messi leave Barcelona, why would he?

Will Lionel Messi spend his entire career at Barcelona?

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

David Nugent


David is a freelance football writer with nearly a decade of experience writing about the beautiful game. The 33-year-old has written for over a dozen websites and also an international soccer magazine offline.
Arguably his best work has come as an editorial writer for Soccernews, sharing his good, bad and ugly opinions on the world’s favourite sport. During David’s writing career he has written editorials, betting previews, match previews, banter, news and opinion pieces.

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Brad
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He’s not the best ever. At least, not yet. He’s got the chance, and he’s making great strides towards it, but for now, he’s still not on the same level as Pele, Cruyff, and (even though it kills me to say it) Maradona.

He shouldn’t leave Barca, because the guys ( especially Iniesta and Xavi) there are his best chance of becoming the best player ever. He can’t make it there himself, really. Pele didn’t. Cruyff didn’t. Maradona didn’t. Messi’s career anywhere else will be less productive that what it is+will be at Barca.

franco 11
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franco 11

i see uv moved from putting him below pele to equalling him hahahah brad u cuming closer and closer buddy

Fawaz
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Fawaz

Messi is de best and will always be de best,i luv u messi!!!

khaya
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when we talk about messi we talk about barca nothing more.messi is barcelona @ his roots are there so no one would leave his roots behind for some other things

MESSI WE ALL LOVE YOU @ YOU DESERVE TO BE THE BEST FOOTBALL PLAYER IN THE WORLD

solomon
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solomon

lionel messi is always the best due to his style and the magical system of playing.he got a creative talent to play even in other clubs like Man united,Real madrid because of his talented ideals.at one point he can creat magic.i love you messi is your time to shine.

franco 11
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franco 11

i dnt knw hw u manage brad,cloud and russ ru bt if u view these comments either therz smthng u missing or m getting comments from three blind guys who here abt soccer and dont watch it and ask their sisters to type out their comments on this website

hisham auwal
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hisham auwal

I personally doesn’t recognised messi as a best player ever bcos take look at ronaldo he played in man u and proved that he is excellent coming to madrid is doing great,i think is good for messi to leave barca to another club to face new challanges and see how he can perform

Brad
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Franco, that last one didn’t make any sense. I read these people’s comments, and I love watching Messi to begin with because he is fantastic, but he still has a lot of work to do, and he’s still far away from being some much as equal to Pele, let alone better than O Rei. And I don’t see anything in my last comment that said Messi is equal to Pele. I watch footy all the time, Franco, on youtube, FSC, ESPN, even Spanish speaking channels where the commentators speak too fast for me to comprehend anything but “GOOOOOOOLLLLL!!!!!” Blind? Definitely… Read more »
Parker
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Parker

he’s not the best. he plays for the richest team in the world with some of the best players in the world. he hasnt done anything for argentina, complete flop in the last world cup. he doesn’t even compare to players like thierry henry or samuel eto’o. they overshadowed him when they played at barca. basically what im saying is him as well as pele were way overrated and were too afraid to leave their comfort zone in their country.

Brad
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Um, Parker, Pele did leave to play for the New York Cosmos in the old NASL, you know. And it was that certain signing that caused other big names like Beckanbauer and I believe Eusebio to sign for that club.

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