LIONEL MESSI HAS seemingly ruled out a move to the Premier League, saying he is happy to remain with Barcelona for the foreseeable future.
The Argentinian international said he was a fan of the English game, but could never see himself participating in it, telling reporters:
“It’s very competitive and played at a phenomenal speed. They play with their heart, with plenty of emotion, spirit and determination.
“And the supporters are enthusiastic, passionate and very fair. I know from my experience of playing against English clubs how their supporters appreciate good football and talent.
“English clubs are tough, strong and very physical but when the game comes to an end they are always humble, fair and decent even in defeat.
“But I could never see the day arrive when I would play in England. It’s hard to look beyond my own club and it’s not something I have ever thought about or considered.”
Messi’s two goals against Levante last night meant that he equaled Dixie Dean’s English league record of 63 goals.