Five time Balloon D’or winner Lionel Messi has admitted his family may come in the way of a dream return to Newell’s Old Boys.
The 32 year old has previously announced his desire to end his career in Argentina for the club he played for in his youth.
But the Barcelona captain is aware that there are other factors at play when deciding on his next move, particularly his eldest son.
“I always said I don’t want to leave Barcelona, I don’t have the idea of leaving,” he told Reporters . “I have the dream of
being able to play at Newell’s in Argentine football, but I don’t know if realistically it will happen, because I have a family that comes before my desire.
“It’s a reality I dreamed of since I was little but I have avfamily, I have three children, I live in a place that gave me everything and where I am calm, and I can give my kids a spectacular future.We think much more about that than my desire to play in Argentine football.
“I’ll try to convince the family, because now you have to
convince the kids too. Thiago is big now, he’s got his friends
and he doesn’t like it at all when we go to Argentina for a
month, he wants to be with his friends and it’s all harder.”
Messi has a clause activated in his contract at the Nou Camp which allows him to leave for free at the beginning of any season should he wish.