Lionel Messi says he’s unsure of what the future holds, as his contract with Barcelona is coming to an end soon
The Argentine superstar talked about his childhood dream of playing for Newell’s Old Boys in Argentina.
Messi’s statement will leave many speculating fans even more uncertain about their beloved attacker’s future.
Despite Barca’s president Josep Maria Bartomeu claiming many times that the extension of Messi’s contract has been dealt with, FC Barcelona has not officially confirmed the news yet.
The 30-year-old’s current contract will expire at the end of this season and if that happens, the superstar will be free to discuss terms with other clubs in January.
The Argentine has spent all of his senior career at Barcelona, where he managed to appear in 600 games for the club.
However, Messi has been linked with a transfer to Manchester City to reunite with his former coach Pep Guardiola.
The attacker’s comments however, suggest that he wants to play in his home country at some point in his career.
“The desire is always playing for Newell’s, it is what I dreamed as a kid,” Messi told TyC Sports.
“When I went to the club I imagined playing in the Primera Division, but I do not know what’s going to happen in a few years,” he added.
Messi has 12 goals in La Liga this season, leading the scoring charts and helping his side to establish a lead over second-place Valencia and over their biggest rivals who currently sit on the third-place, Real Madrid.
The five-time Ballon d’Or winner said he felt great at home playing for his national XI in a World Cup qualifier last month.
“It was a beautiful experience personally and I think with the national team it was spectacular,” said Messi.
Despite Argentina’s 0-0 draw with Peru, Messi was grateful for the applause the team got.
“From the first moment until the end of the game, although it was not the result we all expected, we were applauded.”
“It was a beautiful night beyond the result that did not go with it,” the striker concluded.