Barcelona; News Agency: The 35-year-old Argentinian forward, Lionel Messi, has put an end to the debate about which team he will play for, and has announced that he will soon sign a contract with Inter Miami. Although MLS and Miami have confirmed the news on social media, they have said that a final agreement is yet to be reached. The team is co-owned by former English international footballer David Beckham. (Messi)
Messi played his last match for PSG on Saturday. After that, it was curious whether he would return to Barcelona or sign a lucrative deal in Saudi Arabia. In the meantime, it is now clear that he has turned his march towards America instead of turning to both of them. Messi has represented PSG in the last 2 seasons. He joined PSG from Barcelona in 2021. (Messi)
“It’s almost certain that I will play in Miami. Although the final agreement has not yet been signed, it will be sealed soon. I chose MLS after winning the World Cup and after it became clear that a return to Barcelona was not possible. I will continue to play with the same enthusiasm and passion for the new team,’ said Messi while informing about the new contract.
One of the legendary players in world football circles, Messi is a seven-time Ballon Odor winner and has led Argentina to a dream World Cup win in Qatar in December 2022. After PSG officially announced Messi’s farewell to the club this week, there was speculation as to which team he would be signing for. It is now stamped as Miami. Earlier, Messi used to come to Miami often for vacations. But now he will be seen playing for the club here.
The Inter Miami team was founded in 2018 and last week, the team picked up coach Phil Neville. Adidas and Apple TV are the main sponsors of MLS and there are indications that they may also have a stake in the new deal. The occasion underlined that Messi’s club career, which will begin its 36th season later this month, will now be outside of Europe.
If it was only about money, I would have gone to Saudi Arabia or some other place. But, I value trust and transparent transaction more than money. On this occasion, I would like to testify that I will leave no stone unturned while playing for the Miami team.
– Veteran footballer Lionel Messi
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