Lionel Messi Wants to go to America
Barcelona and Argentine captain Lionel Messi have opened up on the club he intends to play for. The player says he hopes to one day play in the United States but is unsure of his future when his contract runs out in June.
The 33-years-old Argentina forward hopes to begin negotiations with overseas clubs in January. Speculation over his future has been intense since he handed in a transfer request in August.
According to Lionel Messi, he said: “I don’t know what I’m going to do yet.” “I’m going to wait until the season ends. I would like to play in the United States and experience life and the league there but ultimately come back to Barcelona in some capacity.”
Messi also said: “Right now the most important thing is to focus on the team and finish the season well, to focus on trying to win trophies and not get distracted by other things.”
Messi described Bartomeu’s reign “a disaster”. “It’s a difficult moment for the club, for everyone, but those inside the club know that it’s in a really bad situation, things are very bad and it’s going to be difficult to return the club to where it used to be,” he added.
Barcelona did not win any trophy last season, they are currently fifth in La Liga after their worst start to a league campaign in 33 years.
Messi joined the club at the age of 13, he has become the club’s record goalscorer, won 10 La Liga titles, the Champions League four times and the Ballon d’Or – awarded to the world’s best player – six times.