Lionel Messi will not decide on his long-term future at Barcelona till the season is over, with the soccer nice additionally elevating the opportunity of taking part in in america sooner or later in a TV interview broadcast Sunday.
“I’m going to attend till the tip of the season (to determine),” the 33-year-old Messi informed personal Spanish station La Sexta.
About fifth-place Barcelona’s future prospects, Messi mentioned “there isn’t a cash” and “it’s not going to be simple to show this round.”
As of Jan. 1, Messi may negotiate with different golf equipment as his contract with Barcelona is about to run out in June.
In August, Messi surprised Barcelona by telling the membership he needed to depart following a season with out titles that resulted in a humiliating Eight-2 defeat to Bayern Munich. The membership mentioned no, and Messi backed down saying that he couldn’t take his membership to courtroom. He has performed as exhausting as ever since then, however has not mentioned if he has modified his thoughts over wanting to depart.
“Now I’m centered on profitable titles as an alternative of different issues,” Messi mentioned within the uncommon interview. “I’ve at all times had the concept that I wish to have the expertise of taking part in in america, however this isn’t the time for it.”
Messi additionally mentioned he wouldn’t publicly assist any of the candidates who plan to run in membership elections set for Jan. 24.
Nor was he overly enthusiastic in regards to the quick prospects of the group.
“Let the most effective candidate win,” Messi mentioned. “Whoever does will discover a very troublesome state of affairs, it’s not going to be simple to show this round. It will be troublesome to usher in gamers. That requires some huge cash and there’s no cash. We want a number of necessary gamers to get again to preventing for titles.”
Barcelona reported losses of 97 million euros ($118 million) final season and bought off a number of veteran gamers, together with Messi’s strike accomplice and buddy, Luis Suárez.
The interview with Spanish journalist Jordi Évole was recorded lately and aired hours after Barcelona introduced that Messi would miss Tuesday’s Spanish league sport towards Eibar because of an unspecified ankle harm.
In a press release in regards to the harm, Barcelona mentioned “first group participant, Lionel Messi, is finishing the remedy for his proper ankle, and is predicted to return to coaching after the FC Barcelona v SD Eibar match.”
Messi is reportedly in Argentina taking a brief winter break after Barcelona gave its gamers a while off following their final sport on Dec. 22 towards Valladolid.
Messi performed the whole 90 minutes of the Three-Zero win over Valladolid and scored his 644th profession purpose for Barcelona to overhaul Pelé’s all-time scoring milestone for his or her golf equipment.
After Eibar, Barcelona’s subsequent league match is at Huesca on Jan. Three.
Messi has helped Barcelona win 4 Champions League and 10 Spanish league titles since his debut in 2004.