Lionel Messi has revealed that it has always been his “dream” to finish his career at Barcelona having signed a new four-year contract.
Messi has often been linked with a move away from Barca in the past and was previously rumoured to want to end his playing career in his home country of Argentina, but he has now expressed his desire to hang up his boots as a one-club man.
“The objective is to continue achieving things and making history,” he said in a statement.
“We’ve been lucky enough to have won a great many things and I hope there will be more in the future.
“I’m happy to continue with the club, which is my home. My dream was to finish my career at Barca and we are moving down that path.”