Lionel Messi expects former Barcelona youth team colleague Cesc Fabregas to rejoin him at Camp Nou, because the Arsenal captain has the club â€œin his bloodâ€.
Speculation continues to link BarÃ§a with a bid for the Spain midfielder this summer, and the reigning FIFA World Player believes his old friend is destined to return to Catalonia.
â€œCesc has a place for Arsenal in his heart, but he has Barcelona in his blood,â€ Messi told the Daily Express.
â€œHe will want to win the biggest prizes in football, and I expect him to do that at Barcelona. â€œI donâ€™t exactly know when that will be, but I expect him to be my Barcelona team-mate again at some point.â€
Messi poured water on English hopes of him one day playing on these shores, however.
â€œWill I play in the Premier League one day? I have said that I want to be at Barcelona for life,â€ he explained.
â€œI will be here for as long as they want me. I owe Barcelona more than for giving me a chance – I owe them for changing my life.â€