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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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?