Barcelona legend Xavi on Chelsea target Messi: We must respect what he decides...
July 09, 2016
Barcelona legend Xavi is aware of talk of Chelsea tempting Leo Messi away from the Nou Camp.
Chelsea are offering Messi an escape route out of Spain after he was found guilty of tax fraud.
"All I want to say is that I hope [the situation] is solved as soon as possible for their sake. Messi is still the best player in the world," said Xavi.
On the future of 'La Pulga' in Catalonia, Xavi added: "We must respect what he decides, but I don't want him to leave the club.
"He has a contract [until June 2018], I see he's happy and I wish him all the best."