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Lionel Messi recently admitted to Brazilian legend Ronaldinho's exit from Barcelona. The Brazilian ace made 207 appearances for the Blaugrana, scoring 94 goals and providing 70 assists before leaving the club in 2008.

Messi, however, recently claimed that he would have liked the 2005 Ballon d'Or winner to stay at Camp Nou for some more time. The Argentina captain said (via Indian Express):

"What happened was ugly. Didn't he deserve that after everything he
did for the club? Changing Barcelona's history. The way he left was
extraordinary; I wish I could have spent a couple more years with

Pep Guardiola's arrival at the Catalan club ended Ronaldinho's time, and they joined Serie A giants AC Milan.

The Brazilian mentored Lionel Messi during his time at Camp Nou. He even assisted when the little magician scored his first goal for the Catalan club.

Ronaldinho recently made a fantastic revelation about former Barcelona teammate Lionel Messi

Coming up through the ranks of La Masia, Lionel Messi put the world on notice with his unreplicable performances for the Blaugrana. In his piece for the Player's Tribune, Ronaldinho had a few words about a young Messi, where he claimed:

"At Barcelona, you'll hear about this kid on the youth team. He wears
number 10 like you. He's small like you. He plays with the ball like
you. You and your teammates will watch him play for Barcelona's youth
squad, and at that moment, you'll know he's going to be more than a
great footballer. That kid is different. His name is Leo Messi."