Messi reiterated that he would not leave Barcelona in an interview with Mundo Deportivo.
“I’ve already said it many times that my idea is to stay at the club. And as long as the club and people continue to want that from me there will never be any problem.”
“I also said many times that I would like to be there and that we are all well, the club, that people are happy with the team there is, that there is a winning project and that we continue to fight for all the titles like we always did at this club.”
“That’s my idea, stay at this club. I want to win another Champions League, I want to continue winning league titles and I always aspire to that.”
Being asked about the special clause in his contract, Messi said: “Actually I always had that decision not only because of that clause. At many times I was able to leave the club, there were many clubs interested in me and were willing to pay up to the clause.”
“But I just don’t want to leave.”