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Lionel Messi: Why I plan to stay with Barcelona

Lionel Messi has hinted he's willing to play out his career with Barcelona.

Messi, speaking on RAC1, insists he and his family are happy and settled in the city.

He explained: "My idea has always been to stay here, it has always been the case and it has not changed.

"An extension? I think not, I do not have all the information about it, but for the moment there is nothing according to what my father tells me. Whenever there were negotiations, I always stayed away from the discussions because there were never any problems, everything was always clear.

"Today, my idea and that of my family is to finish my career here. Especially because I'm settled in the club and I feel good within the club, after for family reasons, because we are happy in this city, and for my sons also not to change their friendships and break them, I lived it and it had hurt me a lot on a personal level."

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