Barcelona star Lionel Messi has reaffirmed he will never pull on a Real Madrid shirt. Messi has assured Barca fans he could never contemplate repeating the controversy of Luis Figo's defection to Madrid.

"I have never thought about a move to Real Madrid," said the Argentine.

"Barcelona is my home and I'd love to spend my entire football career there, maybe I can stay until I retire, I hope so."