Messi wants to retire at Barca

Lionel Messi has reaffirmed he wishes to end his career at Barcelona amid reports he has agreed a new long-term deal at the Camp Nou.

Reports in the Spanish press on Wednesday suggested the Argentine had agreed to put pen to paper on a new contract until 2021 and while it has not been made official, such a deal now seems imminent.

"Today, I [only] think of my day today, in Barcelona, where I am at," Messi explained to Tencent.

"To strive to achieve and get the most titles that we can, because in football, we don't know what could happen in the year to come. So I like to take it calm and little by little.

"[Staying with Barca] is what I have always wanted, what I have always dreamt of. I said that I would like to end my career in Barcelona, and we will see if it ends that way

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