Lionel Messi has conceded in an interview with De Telegraaf that several clubs were interested in prising him away from Barcelona.
However, the Argentine international maintains he has no interest in leaving the Catalan giants in the near future.
“It’s true that a lot of clubs were interested in me. However, my position has not changed and I still think Barca is the best place for me. It’s my dream to continue here,” admitted Messi.
The 26-year-old is currently sidelined with a hamstring injury suffered in a game with Real Betis two weeks ago, but confirmed he is expecting a return to action in January.
“This season things are not going particularly well for me but after the Christmas break, when the hardest part of the campaign starts, I hope to be ready,” he declared.