Messi: It is a lie I did not want Griezmann at Barca

Messi: It is a lie I did not want Griezmann at Barca

Messi is a one-club man having played for Barcelona his whole career, and he has scored 604 goals in 692 games since making his debut in 2004. "I had to live with it and I do not want it to happen to them".

Some time ago it was rumored about a special clause in the Lionel Messi contract.

But Messi insists that he will not leave Barcelona in the near future.

'It has always been like this and remains the same way; nothing has changed.

"With the mess of the treasury, I wanted to leave, not for wanting to leave Barça but wanting to leave Spain, I felt that I was being very mistreated & I didn't want to stay here".

Lionel Messi finally spoke up regarding the contract situation in Barcelona.

Messi said that he already felt very comfortable in Barcelona. "For how I'm on the club, for what I feel, and for the family and the kids and how settled we're in this metropolis".

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Messi admitted at first he planned to close his career at Newell Old Boys, which was his childhood club.

"From my childhood, I have dreamed of playing for Newell's because of what football means in Argentina, but sometimes one has to prioritize the family".

"I wanted Ney to come because as a footballer, he is one of the best in the world. I wouldn't like to break up the friendships that my children have made here, as happened to me when I was little", the 32-year-old Argentine said.

The current contract will expire in the summer of 2021. Yes, Messi - the soul - had once wanted to leave Barcelona.

"I have not spoken to the Barca president [Josep Maria Bartomeu] since our Champions League elimination against Liverpool. I was not part of the negotiations", he added. "I personal by no methodology had predicament with him coming. But it isn't true that I decide who we are to sign or which coach is here", reported BBC quoting the interview.

"We've known each other since the age of 13 and I would say that he is the person I get on best with in the dressing room. I don't think it's a question of disagreement or a lack or coordination between all parties", Pique continued.