Barcelona star Lionel Messi has said he does not want to sign a 13-year-old signing with Barcelona in 2000.
Messi's contract with Barcelona expires in June 2021 and recently gave the green light to enter into negotiations to renew his contract, in an interview with Spanish radio, and said: «My idea is to stay here forever».
While Messi maintained in his last radio interview that he wanted to conclude his career with Barcelona, he revealed that he did not prefer to do so by signing a life-long contract.
"It is true that Barcelona gave me a lifetime contract, but what I said is that I don't want a contract that links me," he told Argentine radio Metro 1 95.
“I want to be healthy to give the best performance, to play and keep fighting on goals. "Staying here could be forever but without a contract."
Messi also talked about his former team-mate Neymar. "We talk to Neymar a lot. There is still a group through WhatsApp that includes Luis Suarez," he said.
"His return to Barcelona is complicated. Since his departure from here, many members of the club and people do not want him back. From a mathematical point of view his return would be great, but from another point of view it is understandable. "It's a bit complicated."
Spanish newspaper AS published some of his radio remarks in which he talked about Cristiano Ronaldo. Things were good when Ronaldo was in La Liga. "He made the Clasico very special and he gave great value to the Spanish league."
Ronaldo moved to Juventus from Real Madrid more than 15 months ago.