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In it Messi said, “In football a lot changes. I have always said that I would like to stay forever but not everything happens the way you want.
“It is complicated. More so right now with what is happening at Barcelona.”
It remains to be seen what the future holds, but City are sure to be at the front of the queue should the unlikely really happen and Messi did leave the Nou Camp.
The Benfica forward has been linked with most of the top clubs in England and in comments made to Portuguese newspaper O Jogo, the Brazil international said, “I was impressed. I didn’t know him.
“He has trained well with the national team and he fits in well with the group.”