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Messi: “I am not tempted to leave Barcelona”

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Lionel Messi has reiterated that he has no plans to leave Barcelona in the future and is certain that there is “no need for a change”

The Argentine has been linked with a reunion with former Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola at Manchester City over the past two years and recently hinted that he may be prepared to see out the twilight years of his playing career back at his boyhood club Newell’s Old Boys in his homeland.

However, Messi has now stated he has no plans to leave Barcelona and insists that he is settled in the Catalan city with his family.

“I am not tempted to leave Barcelona. I won’t find anywhere better than this for me. It’s the best team in the world. Every year I am fighting to win everything. I don’t need to go anywhere to prove anything,” the 30-year-old told TyC Sports, via Sport.

He added about Barcelona: “[It] is the best city in the world, my kids are happy and have all their friends here. There’s no need for a change.”