Lionel Messi has dismissed rumours he could be leaving Barcelona to play with one of England's big clubs in the near future.
The Argentina superstar picked up his fifth FIFA Ballon d'Or on Monday and insisted after the record feat that his relationship with the club he joined at 13 is for life.
"I want to keep succeeding with the club," Messi said amid links with a reunion with Pep Guardiola, who is expected to replace Manuel Pellegrini at Manchester City next season.
"Now is not the time to think about whether this is (my) peak. It’s more important that we keep trying to win, that we work hard. It’s a lot to think about.
"I’ve always said that (I can’t leave Barcelona). It’s always my response. I want to finish my career at home. My home is Barcelona. Football changes so much. A year ago, we were all getting criticised and we ended up winning nearly everything. My intention is to terminate my career where it started, in Barcelona."Unblock the FIFA World Cup with ExpressVPN the #1 Trusted Name in VPN