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Sunday, January 18, 2009
Messi: I want to stay at Barcelona for life

Barcelona forward Lionel Messi insists no amount of money could tempt him away from the Nou Camp.

AC Milan playmaker Kaka is believed to be considering a move to Manchester City which would reportedly see him earn 500,000 a week.

However, when Messi was asked if he would contemplate his future should he receive a similar offer, the Argentina international revealed he wants to see out his career at Barca.

"I would love to stay here for my whole life,'' he said. "Let's hope it turns out like that!''

Messi once again shone, scoring the opener and providing an assist for Thierry Henry as Barca thrashed Deportivo La Coruna 5-0.

But a habitually humble Messi claims it is his team-mates who deserve all the credit.

"The team made me do well,'' he said. "We are all on great form.''

The result ensured Barca now have a record total of 50 points at the league's halfway stage.

However, the 21-year-old believes records mean little without titles.

"The record doesn't get us anything,'' added Messi. "Records are only good in order to continue improving, but we have to continue like this until the end to get trophies.''




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