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Premier League won't lure Messi away from Nou Camp: Busquets

 

By Matt McGeechan

Lionel Messi will never leave Barcelona as he is perfectly at home, team-mate Sergio Busquets has said.

Messi's first goal in nine games against Chelsea in last month's Champions League last-16 first leg gives Barca a slender advantage ahead of tonight's return at the Nou Camp.

Asked whether he can imagine Messi being prised away by a Premier League club, Busquets said the Argentina playmaker has few reasons to leave.

"I think he feels at home here," Busquets said.

"When you feel at home with all the things you have here - this is a big club, with good players next to you, you win different trophies, this is a good project, economically he's doing well.

"All of this is positive. It's difficult to find this in other places.

"We know the Premier League is a spectacular league. We would like to play there, but if you take all the positives and all the negatives, it's very difficult to leave Barcelona."

Messi last week became a father for a third time, missing the win at Malaga last Saturday as a result. Busquets expects the Argentina playmaker will thrive against the Blues.

He said: "He's going to be OK and more motivated. I hope he's going to be perfect and will play as he usually does.

"He always makes the difference."

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