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Messi Hints at Possible Barca Exit

  • ESPN FC, Tuesday, November 18, 2014 1:48 PM

Did Lionel Messi just suggest that he could leave Barcelona this summer? In an interview with Argentine daily Ole, the four-time Ballon d’Or winner says he is simply focusing on the 2014-15 campaign and then he will see what comes next.

"At the moment I am living in the present," Messi says in the interview. "I am thinking about having a great year and winning the trophies we want at Barcelona. And nothing else. Later we will see. In football things change all the time. Although I have always said I would like to stay there forever, sometimes everything does not always go as you want."

Messi, 27, just ended a long period of speculation over his future by signing a new deal in May worth a reported $25 million per year with Barca. However, in the Ole interview, the Argentine, seems to imply that he is being pushed out by the club: "I have said it many times: If it were for me, I would stay forever. But as I said before, everything does not always come out as you want --  even more in football, which changes so much, and in which so many things can happen. It is complicated, even more given what is happening today at Barcelona."

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