Avila was one of the names that Barca were linked with in the winter window.
The Argentine's fine season could see him getting an international call up, where he may play with Leo Messi.
"Any player would like to play with Messi, or have a coach like Cholo Simeone," said Avila.
"Messi is the only person you can't compare.
"I always say Messi because Maradona I only saw on video and I've played against Messi."