Barcelona’s Lionel Messi says he will decide his next career steps in summer; Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain likely to be interested in signing legendary Argentina forward; Messi also interested in playing in the United States in the MLS

Lionel Messi has revealed he will make a decision over his Barcelona future at the end of the season.

Messi came close to departing the Nou Camp after handing in a transfer request in the summer but he reluctantly decided to stay at the club. Barcelona’s former president Josep Maria Bartomeu insisted that Messi’s €700m release clause had to be met for him to leave.

Messi said: “Nothing will be crystal clear before the end of the year. I’ll wait until the season is over.

“What matters now is thinking about the team, finishing the year well and not being distracted by other things. While he refused to be drawn on his potential next destination, Messi did speak of his close friendship with Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar, and said he would one day like to play in Major League Soccer.


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