Messi Hints At Barcelona Exit

Lionel Messi Barcelona transferLionel Messi says it cannot be taken for granted that he will spend the rest of his career at Barcelona.

The Argentina skipper recently celebrated ten years in the Barca first team during which time he has scored 250 goals to put him on the verge of becoming the highest-scoring player in the history of La Liga.

But while he admits he has always said he would end his career at the Nou Camp, now he isn’t so sure.

“Today, I live for the present. I want to have a great year and we want to win more titles at Barcelona. And nothing more. Then you will see,” he told Argentine newspaper Ole.

“Football takes many turns … While I always said that I would always stay there, sometimes not everything happens in the way that you want it to.”

Messi has never played first-team football for any other club. He arrived in Spain from Argentina in 2000 at the age of 13 having played in the youth system at Newell’s Old Boys in his home city of Rosario. He made his way up through the Barcelona academy at La Masia before playing for the club’s C and B teams and he made his first-team debut in 2004.

“It’s a big club,” he continued. “And when you lose two games people begin to anticipate problems. In comes a new coach with new ideas, and that takes time. We have more than enough players to do important things this year. And I am taking it calmly. This is just beginning.”

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