Lionel Messi said on Wednesday that he will join the Major League Soccer club Inter Miami.
“I went with the choice that I am going to Miami. I actually haven’t shut it 100%. I’m missing out on some things yet we chose to proceed with my journey there,” the seven-time world player of the year said in an interview posted by Spanish outlets SPORTS and Mundo Deportivo.
Prior Wednesday, the Chief and overseeing proprietor of Inter Miami tweeted a secretive image of a No. 10 shirt with a last name to some extent uncovered – showing simply the last two letters, “SI.”
CNN has contacted MLS, Inter Miami, Messi’s agent, and David Beckham – who is a team member of Inter Miami’s ownership team.
Argentine hotshot Lionel Messi is in conversations to join Major League Soccer (MLS) club Inter Miami, as per reports by the BBC and The Athletic.
There has been hypothesis around Messi’s best course of action since he reported his takeoff from French side Paris Saint-Germain (PSG), playing his concluding game for the side on Sunday.
The BBC’s report, by football journalist Guillem Balague, said Messi was set to reject a proposal from Saudi Middle Eastern side Al-Hilal.
CNN has contacted MLS, Inter Miami, Messi’s delegate, and David Beckham – who is important for Inter Miami’s ownership team – but had not gotten an answer till distribution.
There had been a hypothesis Messi, a winner of the World Cup, would shift to Saudi Arabia, Where he has some business connections as well.
Messi left Barcelona in tears in 2021 after monetary issues at the club, which was aggravated by the Coronavirus pandemic, implied offering its charm another contract was not possible.
He proceeded to come out on top for two Ligue 1 championships in his two seasons at PSG, however, couldn’t assist the club in winning the Champions League for the very first time in the club’s history.
Messi’s time at the club finished bitterly after PSG suspended him for going on an unapproved visit abroad to Saudi Arabia, for which he later apologized.
Before his two-season stretch with PSG, Messi burned through 17 prizes loaded time at Barcelona, where he nourished his career from schoolboy to a living football legend.
Recently, his dad and agent, Jorge Messi, said his child’s favored move would be a return to Barcelona.