- Lionel Messi has finally spoken out about the news going the round about leaving Barcelona
- A clause in the Argentine's contract was revealed which stated he is free to leave at the end of the season
- The 32-year-old insisted on staying but the team must continue to have a winning mentality
Lionel Messi has revealed that he has no intention of leaving Barcelona anytime soon but they have to continue to win.
The terms in the 32-year-old contract's was recently revealed and a clause in his deal could allow him leave as a free agent at the end of the 2019-20 campaign.
Barcelona vice-president has confirmed that the Argentine international can call it quits using his own discretion but Messi has finally revealed his position concerning the issue.
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Messi insisted it has not crossed his mind to leave his boyhood club which has made him who he is today.
However, the five-time Ballon d'Or winner continuously outlined his desire to win as his comments suggested the club's failure to land the Champions League title despite winning La Liga last season.
"Obviously, I want to win and I want to win at this club. This is my home. I don’t have any intention of going anywhere but I want to keep competing and winning," Messi told Sport .
"My idea is to continue here for as long as I can perform well and my body allows me to do that. Afterwards, as I said before, my contract isn’t something that worries me or even something I manage myself.
"My father handles that with the president or whoever he needs to talk to. I only express my thoughts.
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When asked about the clause in his contract which has made headlines in the past few days, Messi said: "I can’t confirm anything because there are confidentiality agreements in our contracts.
"What I can say is that I want to be at Barcelona as long as possible. I’ve said throughout my career that this is my home.
"But I also don’t want to have a long-term contract and only be here because of it.
"I want to be here because physically I’m fine, to play and be an important member of the squad.
"And as I said before, I need see there’s a winning team because I want to keep winning things at this club.
"For me, money or a clause don’t mean anything. Other things motivate me and the most important thing is having a winning team."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Lionel Messi has reportedly been contacted to play in the MLS next season by David Beckham's new side Inter Miami.
Beckham's side will begin their campaign in the 2020 season and the former England international is looking to land the Barcelona star in their first season.
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