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Lionel Messi has dedicated his future to Barcelona and insisted there’s nowhere else he would slightly be.
He is about to end one more season because the membership’s prime goalscorer and has added a ninth La Liga title to his trophy cupboard, in addition to a sixth Copa del Rey.
The Argentinian has been linked with a transfer to Manchester City previously, however he has now informed TyC Sports (h/t Sport, through Alex Smith within the Mirror) he is blissful at Barca: “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.”
Messi, 30, was rested by supervisor Ernesto Valverde as Barcelona have been downed 5-Four by Levante on Sunday to finish their hopes of going the entire La Liga season unbeaten.
It was their first defeat within the Spanish prime flight since a 2-Zero loss to Malaga final April, an unbeaten run stretching to 43 video games.
The La Liga title was wrapped up two weeks in the past, however the disappointment of failing to go unbeaten—and a quarter-final exit within the UEFA Champions League—dangers Barca’s double-winning 2017-18 season dropping its sheen.
The truth is, although, the Blaugrana have been largely thought to be in disaster earlier than the beginning of the present marketing campaign and it was extensively anticipated Real Madrid would defend their La Liga title at a canter, per AS.
Their success has been, in no small half, down to Messi.
He has netted 34 objectives and offered 12 assists in 35 appearances within the Spanish prime flight and continues to be an important participant by far on the Camp Nou.
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One of the quite a few explanation why many underestimated Barcelona’s probabilities of success forward of 2017-18 was as a result of they misplaced Neymar to Paris Saint-Germain final August.
The Brazilian has loved a good quantity of success in his first season at PSG—though additionally they disenchanted within the Champions League—however he has already been linked with a return to Spain.
It will not be a return to Barca that’s being mooted, although, however a transfer to Real, a prospect Messi doesn’t discover enticing, per TyC Sports (h/t Sport, through Smith): “Seeing Neymar at Real Madrid would be terrible. It would be a terrible blow for Barcelona.”