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Lionel Messi talks future plans and playing for Newell’s Old Boys

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The Argentine has been discussing his playing plans

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Lionel Messi still hasn’t signed a contract extension with Barcelona, so just about every quote regarding his future deserves attention.

In an interview with Argentine channel TyC Sports, Messi talked about what it would mean for him to play for his boyhood club in Argentina, Newell’s Old Boys.

"The desire is always playing for Newell's, it is what I dreamed as a kid.”

"When I went to the club I imagined playing in the Primera Division, but I do not know what's going to happen in a few years.

"I cannot say I'm going back because I do not know where I'm going to be."

Lionel Messi | Source

Messi then discussed playing at the home of Boca Juniors in the World Cup qualifiers last month, La Bombonera. The game was a 0-0 draw with Peru, but the experience was worth it.

"It was a beautiful experience personally and I think with the national team it was spectacular.

"From the first moment until the end of the game, although it was not the result we all expected, we were applauded.

"It was a beautiful night beyond the result that did not go with it."

Lionel Messi | Source

This is not the first time Messi has talked about heading home to play in Argentina although he’s also talked previously about wanting to retire at Barcelona. What we do know, however, is that his new contract is still yet to be officially signed and we are now into November.