The Argentina international vowed to remain at Barca before eventually ending his career with a short stint at his boyhood club Newell's Old Boys.
"Every time I'm more clear that in Europe, Barcelona will be my only place. In Argentina, I would like to play six months or some games in Newell's," Mundo Deportivo quotes Messi as saying.
"When I was little I had a dream to play in the Colossus. I was left with the thorn of playing on Newell's court."
Messi has been linked with Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City in recent seasons but has spent his entire senior career at Barca.