Higuain deserves Argentina recall: Messi

Lionel Messi

GETTY Lionel Messi signed a new Barcelona deal last month

I think that we have time to improve in these games and before the World Cup. when we'll have a month to put everything in order before the start.

The Barcelona legend, 30, called time on playing for the national side after they lost in the 2016 Copa America final to Chile. It'll be hard for some to stay on, ' he told TyC Sports.

Messi also reaffirmed hopes of closing his career with Newell's Old Boys.

The 33-year-old's time at Barca could also be coming to an end, after a lack of appearances this season sparked talk of a possible move away from the Nou Camp.

Now I use the word staggering because the good folk of the English news source, The Mirror, are reporting that the current Premier League leaders offered our Argentine superstar a weekly wage of £850,000.

Higuain was left out of Jorge Sampaoli's squad for Argentina's final two World Cup qualifiers against Peru and Ecuador in October.

Messi told TyC Sports, on Wednesday.

The Juventus striker had also missed Argentina's previous two qualifiers, with the Albiceleste eventually booking their place in Russian Federation with a 3-1 win in Ecuador in which Messi grabbed a hat-trick.

"Being on the bench is terrible".

"Being on the bench is terrible, ' 30-year-old Messi explained".

They reached the final at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil but suffered defeat to Germany.

He subsequently reversed his decision and will be the linchpin of a talented Argentina side as they aim to win the World Cup next year.

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