Lionel Messi will like to play for Newell’s Old Boys in Argentina before he retires, having only played for FC Barcelona in his career so far.
The 30-year-old five-time Ballon d’Or winner will one day like to feature for the team he trained with as a boy in his native Rosario before moving to Barcelona at 13.
At FC Barcelona, he has a contract until 2021.
“I’m increasingly sure that in Europe, FC Barcelona will be my only club,” Messi told Argentine television station El Trece.
“I always said I wanted to play in Argentine football one day, I don’t know if it will happen but I have it in my mind.
Messi is preparing for the World Cup in Russia with Argentina and says winning it with his country will be a unique experience.
However, he does not wish he should have chosen to play for Spain, who lifted the trophy in 2010.
“The other day I was talking to a friend and he told me ‘if you had chosen Spain, you’d be a World Cup winner already’, but it wouldn’t have been the same,” added Messi.
“Obviously in no moment did I think about doing that. To win it with Argentina will be something unique.”