Messi will only leave Barcelona for Newell’s Old Boys, claims Tevez
Barcelona have sought to curb the rumours at regular intervals, and Tevez – an international team-mate of Messi’s – remains confident that the 29-year-old will stay put until the time comes to return to his roots.
He said in quotes published by Marca: “The renewal for him, it is not a matter of money, it’s more about what his heart tells him.
“It’s difficult to have a long relationship such as the one Barcelona and Messi have had, and I don’t think he will leave.
“The day he does, I think he it will only be so he can go home to join Newell’s Old Boys – but it’s a personal decision for him.”