Lionel Messi made a statement that fueled speculations of a potential Barcelona exit.

The Barcelona captain has claimed he was tired of always being the the problem at the Nou Camp.

The Argentine star had initially attempted to leave Barcelona following a disgraceful defeat against Bayern Munich in the Champions League.

But Barça Chiefs succeeded in preventing him from leaving and he agreed to stay and finish his contract at the club which expires in next summer.

But the 33-year-old problems at Barcelona are far from over as he is reportedly not in good terms with some of his teammates, particularly Antoine Griezmann whose uncle accused Messi of running ‘a regime of terror’ in the club.

And Messi replied he was tired of being the problem of everything in the club.

His statement is a major boost for Premier League side Manchester City who are openly interested in signing him.

Messi was heavily linked to City during his attempt to leave Barcelona in the last summer transfer window, due to his connection with former boss Pep Guardiola.

City has since confirmed their intention to sign the six-time Ballon d’or winner should he decide to leave Nou Camp.

Barcelona are currently occupying eight position on the Spanish La Liga table with 11 points after seven games played so far.

And Messi has been playing for Barcelona first team since 2004 where he has so far scored 447 goals in 492 games.