Barcelona star Messi: I love the phenomenal Premier League
"The Premier League is immensely exciting and when I get the opportunity I love to watch it on television. There is a great deal to admire about English football," he told The Sun.
"It's very competitive and played at a phenomenal speed. They play with their heart, with plenty of emotion, spirit and determination.
"And the supporters are enthusiastic, passionate and very fair. I know from my experience of playing against English clubs how their supporters appreciate good football and talent.
"English clubs are tough, strong and very physical but when the game comes to an end they are always humble, fair and decent even in defeat.
"But I could never see the day arrive when I would play in England. It's hard to look beyond my own club and it's not something I have ever thought about or considered."