LIONEL MESSI has suggested he wants to see out the rest of his playing days at Barcelona – and insisted he does NOT compete with rival Cristiano Ronaldo.
The Argentinian was linked with a move to Manchester City and hinted that he could see out his career with boyhood club Rosario in a rare extensive interview in his homeland.
Getty Lionel Messi has suggested he wants to see out his career at Barcelona
But Messi says he has no plans to move and insists he is settled in the Catalan city with wife Antonela Roccuzzo and sons Cirto, Mateo and Thiago.
Messi told Argentine TV channel TyC Sports: “I’m not tempted to leave Barca, there is nowhere better than Barca, if I wasn’t here I wouldn’t be anywhere.
“It’s the best team in the world, the best city in the world, my children already have their friends. I do not need change.
“I fight to win everything, I do not need to go anywhere else to prove anything.
Reuters Messi says he is happy in Barcelona with his wife and their three children
AFP Messi insisted he does not care about competing with rival Cristiano Ronaldo