Why I Will Never Leave Barcelona — Messi Opens Up At Last

BARCELONA fans will be shocked to hear their greatest ever player wanted to leave at one stageThe Argentinian was investigated for tax fraud in 2013, which put a strain on his relationship with the club and more so Spain as a country.

Messi and his father Jorge were both found guilty in 2016 of defrauding the Spanish government of 4.2m Euros (£3.7m).

And Messi admits the whole ordeal made him think twice about spending the rest of his career at the Nou Camp.

“There were moments in which I was tired for so many reasons,” he told RAC1.”There were times, in 2013 and 2014 when I had the problem with the Hacienda [Spanish tax authorities].

“In that time I had in my head to leave, not because I wanted to leave Barca, but because I wanted to leave Spain.”

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