Lionel Messi Hints at Leaving FC Barcelona

Lionel Messi has always maintained he is grateful to Barcelona F.C. for making him a champion footballer. The Argentina captain though has now said that a new club may be an option as 'football is complicated.'

Updated: November 19, 2014 00:00 IST
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His association with Barcelona has stood the test of time. Lionel Messi though may finally look beyond his childhood club and has hinted of a move away from Camp Nou. (Also Read: Cristiano Ronaldo 'Almost Perfect', Says Ricardo Carvalho)

The Argentina captain, who came into Barcelona's fold at the age of 13, said in an interview to Ole newspaper that a possible move to another club should not be ruled out. "Things can change a lot in soccer. While I have always said I would like to stay there (at Barca) forever, sometimes things don't work out the way you would like," said the 27-year-old who has 250 goals from 287 appearances for the club.

A crucial part of the team's forward line, Messi's recent performance for Barcelona have failed to make headlines. The added off-field controversies - he has had problems with Spanish tax officials - have further dented his game. And while the four-time Ballon d'Or winner has said that he is currently focusing on helping Barcelona win titles, he insisted nothing should be ruled out in football.

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