Messi insists he wants to stay with Barcelona for life

Lionel Messi insists he never wants to leave Barcelona. He claims to be happy in his current home and sees no reason why he would want to look elsewhere.

Lionel Messi insists he never wants to leave Barcelona.

He claims to be happy in his current home and sees no reason why he would want to look elsewhere.

As he waits to discover whether he will land the coveted FIFA Ballon d'Or for a third year in a row, the 24-year-old told Marca: "I'm at the best club in the world, no other team could fulfil me as much as Barcelona does.

"I hope to stay here until they get tired of me, which is hopefully never.

"I grew up at La Masia and I am a man made at Barca.

"The coach (Pep Guardiola) knows the club better than any of us. He was a ball boy, player and now coach.

"He is very smart, knows what needs to be done at all times and how to treat each player. He is also an excellent motivator. I feel very comfortable with him."

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