Posted on April 30, 2007
Barcelona whiz Lionle Messi has thanked Inter patron Massimo Moratti for his interest and admiration, but refused to move to Serie A, at least for some time yet.
“I know that he adores me and I am thankful for that,” said Messi, when asked about Moratti’s admiration. “But I will not leave Barcelona.
“I won’t play in Italy. At least, not at the moment. I am happy at Barcelona and want to stay here for a long time.
“I have already said many times that I feel very wanted and loved here, and am thankful for all that the club have done for me.”
He then went on to suggest that it would also be best if Ronaldinho stayed put in La Liga.
“I believe that Serie A is a very competitve league, and a competition very different from La Liga,” he opined.
“However, I think the best thing for us is that both of us remained here next year, to be able to do some great things over the next few seasons.”
He also spoke about Berlusconi’s alleged willingness to pay 100 million euros for Ronaldinho: “We are speaking of the best player of the world, so I think if someone had that money to spend, it is normal that they would want to spend on such a player.”