Lionel Messi has revealed he has at all times ‘dreamt’ of taking part in within the United States as hypothesis continues to mount over the Barcelona’s celebrity future.
The 33-year-old, who has scored a exceptional 644 objectives in 749 matches for the Catalans, sensationally expressed his need to go away Camp Nou throughout the summer time – a transfer which was rejected by the board.
Barca chiefs insisted any suitor must pay his £630m launch clause, a transfer which has seen Messi reluctantly determine to see his out the ultimate 12 months of his contract.
Man City, amongst a bunch of different golf equipment, are believed to be concerned about signing the Argentine ahead subsequent summer time.
Nevertheless, Messi has made his strongest indication but that the MLS is the place his future lies.
He instructed La Sexta: “I’ve at all times had the dream of taking part in in one other league, in United States. Perhaps it would occur, doesn’t should be straight away. In the present day I’m simply targeted on these subsequent six months.
Messi has turn into synonymous with Barca for greater than a decade, serving to them win 4 European Cups, ten LaLiga titles and quite a few different trophies.
Arguably probably the most profitable days of his profession got here below Pep Guardiola, who managed Barcelona from 2008-2012.
And Messi has revealed he has saved involved with Guardiola amid hypothesis they may reunite on the Etihad subsequent summer time.
Messi added: “I don’t know once I final received a message from Pep [Guardiola] however now we have spoken sure. About how issues are, how he’s doing at Manchester City, how issues are going right here. For me, he’s one of the best coach…”
Messi had a public falling out with Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu over his management of the membership.
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And the Argentina ace believes he would have gained any court docket case had he taken authorized motion in opposition to the membership.
“I spent the entire 12 months telling Bartomeu that I needed to go away Barcelona. However the president at all times stated ‘No’,” he stated.
“The burofax was a option to make it official. I assumed I had accomplished a cycle. I wanted a change. I needed to go, Barca cycle was over.
“Leaving free of charge final summer time? I knew that if we went to court docket, we might have gained. Not only one lawyer instructed me that, many did. However I didn’t wish to depart Barca in that manner…”