Messi is getting adept at going back on decisions he has made. The Barcelona man had previously stated he would end his career at Barcelona, but that is no longer the case.
The Argentina international has revealed he wants to end his career at his boyhood club, Newell’s Old Boys, where he played till he was 13, before joining Barcelona.
He has gone on to win five Golden Ball awards and is considered one of the greatest footballers of all time.
“I would love to [return],” he said. “It is something I have kept an eye on because it was my dream as a child.
“Obviously my life started to change and went another way, but I have no regrets.
“It’s something I have kept an eye on. I want to play in Argentine football and Newell’s, where I grew up.”
Messi recently announced his return to international football having initially said he would retire from Argentina duty following their Copa America Centenario final defeat to Chile.
“It’s what I felt at that time,” he added. “At that time everything collapsed around me because we all felt that was the moment, because of how the team were and how we played each game.
“We all want to win. I have been fighting with the Seleccion and my dream is to win something.
“To get so close and not make it was a huge frustration for all of us.”