–Plays down speculation on superstar’s Nou Camp exit
Jose Mourinho believes Lionel Messi will see out the remainder of his career at Barcelona.
The Argentine has been at Camp Nou since the age of 13 and has been a pivotal part of the first team for over a decade, having won a whole host of domestic, continental and world titles.
Messi, though, has previously suggested he could leave the Catalan side soon, but Mourinho does not feel he will be allowed to leave and will remain there for the remainder of his career.
“I think that it’s difficult to see Messi leaving,” he told La Gazzetta dello Sport. “I have the feeling that Messi will always be at Barcelona. I may be wrong and nobody knows that will happen in the future.
“My feeling is that a player of his dimension and significance for a club like Barca, I do not see Barcelona opening the door for Messi for him to go.
“I do not see Messi playing with another shirt which is not Barcelona’s. I may be wrong, but this is my feeling.”
The 27-year-old has scored 37 goals in 35 games in all competitions this season.