Barcelona legend Lionel Messi has sought to end speculation over his future by declaring his intention to stay at the club, according to The Sun.
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The 27-year-old has been heavily linked with an exit from the club this season thanks to a loss of form, several persistent injuries and a rumoured fall out with coach Luis Enrique.
Both Manchester City and Chelsea have been interested in him, but he has now reiterated his desire to stay put at the club he has been on the books of since the tender age of 13.
“Yes, I feel happy. The truth is that I started the season in a different way after what happened to me last season,” he said.
“I had a tough year due to events off the field, injury and my form. But this season I started differently and now I feel good.
“I was inconsistent last season. I was out for a while due to injury, missing quite a few games.
“When I came back I didn’t feel right.
“It was a year that I have tried to quickly forget to try and get back to my best through hard work, smiling and effort, like I always have and now, fortunately, I feel very good.”
Barcelona have recently enjoyed an upturn in form, and now lead the way at the summit of the La Liga table with a two point lead over arch-rivals Real Madrid in second.
The Catalan giants also take on Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint Germain on Wednesday as they look to book a place in the semi finals.