Barcelona star Lionel Messi has urged his club not to let Ronaldinho leave, insisting he still has much to offer the Catalans.

After a disappointing, injury-hit season, Ronaldinho has been told by Barca that he is not part of their plans as they target wholesale changes after two trophy-less campaigns.

"Personally I would love it if Ronnie continued with us," Messi told Spanish sports daily El Mundo Deportivo. "I have always said that he is one of the best footballers in the world and I believe that he can still do many things at Barcelona."

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