In a revealing interview with ESPN today, Argentina and Barcelona legend Lionel Messi discussed his future at Barcelona, as well as the possibility of moving to the riches of the Chinese Super League in the future.
Following reports that a move away from Catalunya had become more and more of a possibility for the diminutive South American in recent years, it will come as a surprise to few to learn that the Camp Nou favourite once again took the opportunity to pledge his loyalties to his current club, revealing:
‘[Staying at Barca] is what I’ve always wanted, what I always dreamed of and what I always said I’d do.’
The 29-year-old went on to reveal that he does not like to think about the past too much, preferring to focus on the future and the challenges that are still to come.
This led to ‘Leo’ being questioned on whether he could be interested in following the lead of so many of his fellow professionals and agreeing to a move to the Chinese Super League at some stage in the future.
Rather surprisingly, however, the 5-time Ballon D’Or winner refused to rule out the possibility, stating:
‘I wouldn’t say (moving to China) is impossible no? No one can say that anything is impossible in football.’
‘Anything can happen [in football] but today I’ll tell you no, it hasn’t crossed my mind.’