Former Inter president Massimo Moratti said Lionel Messi will not leave Barcelona, while he also discussed the future of Nerazzurri star Lautaro Martinez.
Messi has been linked to Inter since Moratti said the record six-time Ballon d’Or winner joining the Serie A club was not a “forbidden dream”.
Barca superstar Messi is contracted to the La Liga champions until 2021 but his future is far from certain at Camp Nou, where he has clashed with board members this season as the club has faced several turbulent moments inside the boardroom.
Messi has flourished again this season despite the off-the-field unrest, firing 24 goals in 31 matches for the Catalan side.
With Messi leading the way, Barca currently sit atop La Liga, maintaining a lead over rivals Real Madrid atop the table with the Spanish league suspended due to the coronavirus.
And, while Messi’s future is always a talking point, Moratti expects him to remain with Barca for the foreseeable future.
“Messi is everyone’s dream, but he won’t move from Barcelona. He’s still the best player there is,” Moratti told Gr Parlamento.