Messi reveals he wants to play for US club in future


Barcelona captain Lionel Messi said he hopes to play in the United States of America (USA) one day but is unsure of his future when his contract ends in June.

The 33-year-old can begin negotiations with overseas clubs in January 2021. Speculation over his future has been intense since he handed in a transfer request in August.

“I don’t know what I’m going to do yet,” Messi told a local Spanish television channel.

“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,” he added.

“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,” he maintained

Meanwhile, Messi termed former club’s president Josep Maria Bartomeu’s,  reign ‘a disaster’.

Note, Barcelona were trophyless in the last season and currently are fifth in La Liga after their worst start to a league campaign in 33 years.

Since joining at the age of 13, Messi has become the club’s record goalscorer, won 10 La Liga tiles, the Champions League four times and was awarded Ballon d’Or for a record six times.

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