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Messi wanted to leave Barca during tax probe

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Lionel Messi: FC Barcelona talisman admits fears of Neymar transfer to

FC Barcelona forward Leo Messi gave an interview on the radio station RAC1 on Tuesday night in which he denied opposing the club's signing of Antoine Griezmann this summer and where he also said that Neymar probably thinks he made a mistake in leaving the club in 2017 to join Paris Saint Germain. My kids were little.

Cristiano Ronaldo hasn't lost his goalscoring touch despite now being 33 but his 2019 numbers are almost halved by Messi, with the five-time Ballon d'Or victor boasting a tally of 16 goals in 26 minutes. I also wanted Neymar to come for the same reason, because he is different - one of the best, and to have him here would have been important for our goals.

Question marks over Messi's future appeared again this September when he told Sport that, although he did not want to leave Camp Nou, he was eager to be part of a "winning team".

Messi, as you already know, ended up staying and has since appeared to have moved past those financial issues, continuing his career with the only club he's represented professionally.

Messi added that he felt he was made an example of by the Spanish tax authorities, who stepped up their efforts against tax fraud after Spain's deep economic crisis hit.

"The Liverpool thing was our fault".

Federer, 38, has won 20 Grand Slam titles, whilst Nadal has won 19 his latest coming when he beat Daniil Medvedev to secure the 2019 US Open title in September.

And finally, Messi confirmed he is a fan of VAR, which has divided opinion since its introduction over recent years, but recognises it needs improving. I've always thought this way and nothing has changed. "My idea and my family's idea is to end my career here".

"I don't want to give any numbers, but if he continues at this rate, scoring in every game, then you can work it out for yourself that he'll get over 30 goals hopefully".

He added that he has "always dreamed" of playing for Newell's. The feeling I had went beyond what I felt for this club. "Knowing him as I do and seeing what he's going through I'd say that was the case".

"I don't think there is anything yet from what I know from my father [Messi's agent]", the Barca captain said.

Back on the football field, Messi revealed some of his greatest and toughest moments as a player.

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