"I've said many times that my dream is to play at Newell's but I don't know what will happen, and a part of that doubt is due to the way the country is at the moment", added Messi.
The 33-year-old's time at Barca could also be coming to an end, after a lack of appearances this season sparked talk of a possible move away from the Nou Camp.
The 30-year-old Barcelona forward is still seeking his first senior trophy with the Albiceleste, having come painfully close in the past three and a half years as a losing finalist in the 2014 World Cup, 2015 Copa America and 2016 Copa America, reports Xinhua news agency.
When it comes to modern day football, there's very little that brings out opinions quite as vociferously as a footballer signing a new contract, especially when details of the size of the deal are leaked.
Do you think Messi can learn to be effective from the bench?
"We went through a tough spell". But it's true that we have to improve if we aspire to be world champions.
Those pleas appear to have fallen on deaf ears, however, with Barcelona telling their superstar of their desire to reignite their interest in landing the Brazil global.
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"As far as I am concerned, Higuain is one of the best centre-forwards in the world". I've done all I can.
The Argentine felt that bitterness has led to a certain kind of burden that is not easy to deal with and said: "If Argentina don't do well in this World Cup, we will all have to disappear from the national team".