22 Jun 2012

Messi wants to stay at Barcelona for the rest of his career

11:59 am on 22 June 2012

World footballer of the year Lionel Messi has pledged to spend the rest of his career at Barcelona.

Speaking ahead of Argentina's international against Colombia, Messi says Barcelona is his home and he'd would love to spend his entire footballing career there.

Messi, who turns 25 this weekend, went to Barcelona as a 13-year-old and has risen to arguably the best player in the world.

He scored a record-breaking total of 73 goals for Barca last season and has been World Footballer of the Year the last three years.