Lionel Messi wants to remain at Barcelona if they continue to win

Lionel Messi wants to remain at Barcelona if they continue to win

- 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.

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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.

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"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."

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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.

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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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