On his arrival to the Ciudad Deportiva Joan Gamper training, the duo hugged and the boy went ahead to show the Barca star the protective casing surrounding his leg.
Requested on Tuesday night if he had ever critical to depart Barcelona, Messi mentioned: "In 2013-14, after I started having the tax considerations, it was once very complicated for me and my family".
"I don't think there was cruelty, but they were unfair with him as a physical person", Tebas added. Not a few are afraid that the 32-year-old player will leave Barca in the near future.
"I felt badly treated and didn't want to be here any more, I had the door open to many clubs".
"There was a time when I ended up exhausted by a lot of circumstances, it has happened several times, especially in 2013 and 2014, with the problems with the treasury and everything that came out".
'I think nothing of my renewal has changed, I do not know much about it, but I think that there is still nothing for what I know about my father. His contract expires in June of 2021. I think I was the first one [to be investigated by the tax authorities] and that is why everything was so hard.
"If they want me, I would obviously be delighted to remain at Barca", he said. Nothing has changed; it is as it has always been. "We are very happy in Barcelona", he said. "For how I'm on the club, for what I feel, and for the family and the kids and how settled we're in this metropolis". Of course, anything can happen but the idea is to continue living here. To this he said,"The last time I talked to Bartomeu [Barcelona's president] was in Liverpool, but we've not met since". "I personal by no methodology had predicament with him coming".
The Argentina global claimed that he was unaware whether or not the renewal talks have begun, but assured "there will be no problems" in negotiations between his father, Jorge Messi, and the Catalan club. I have never had any problems trying to sort out things with the club. "Probably once it's done [the renewal], there will be no problems and it will be done in no time".