Luis Suarez has insisted that he would not leave Barcelona, even if it meant he could earn “triple or quadruple” elsewhere.
Speculation on Thursday claimed La Blaugrana could be forced into selling their ‘MSN’ attacking trident in a bid to ease their financial situation, but the forward – who also made clear he held no grudges over his Ballon d’Or omission – assured he would not be forced into a departure.
“[Munir El Haddadi and Sandro Ramirez] weren’t happy as they hadn’t scored a goal [prior to the 6-1 win against Villanovense on Wednesday],” he told Mundo Deportivo.
“We’re the reigning champions, the team to beat, but the season is still young and very long.
“The compliments are welcomed, but we must improve further, although we have to enjoy this run of form.
“We hope to continue on this path, meet the objectives we have set and win trophies.
“Besides getting along on the pitch, we’re in spectacular shape.
“We see ourselves as friends. Both Ney and I know that Leo is the best in the world, and we’re all around the same age.
“There’s a good atmosphere in the dressing room and that’s very good.
“[On disappointment in being], no. I’m satisfied for having had a good season and more than proud to have two teammates among the finalists as they deserve it. Leo is No 1 and Neymar No 2 two.
“[On Messi and Neymar feeling he should’ve been in the Ballon d’Or final three], they say there’s a good atmosphere and affection with me, but we must continue working. You have to ask those who voted.
“I’m happy, I know the city [of Barcelona] like the palm of my hand and wouldn’t leave for even triple or quadruple the money.
“For me, it’s impossible [that Messi will ever leave Barca]. His family are happy and he’s at the club of his life.
“We have important matches coming up against Valencia, [Bayer] Leverkusen and the Club World Cup. We’ll see what happens after that.
“[On Real Madrid being six points behind Barca in La Liga], they always bounce back.”