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Day by day, the possibility of Lionel Messi playing for Inter Miami next season seems more and more likely. According to The Athletic, sources close to the talks claim that "hopes of bringing the world champion to MLS this summer are growing" and that the flea has taken the Saudi Arabian option off the table. Therefore, he will sign either for David Beckham's team, or for Barcelona.
"The league is very creative about this, everything is on the table," said one MLS shareholder, and according to the same report, one possibility is that Messi will receive a share of the profits from broadcasting matches on Apple TV. Adidas is also willing to offer him profit-sharing as well, so he can earn some of the money he will give up when his move to Saudi Arabia is postponed.
The United States is closer than ever. Messi (Photo: Reuters)
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If he does sign, Messi will have a clause that allows him to buy a stake owned by an American club after retirement, similar to the contract offered to David Beckham at the time. Behind the scenes, Inter Miami are doing everything possible to increase their chances. Talks began with Tata Martino, who coached the world champions in Barcelona and Argentina and ended his stint as coach of the Mexican national team in December; And according to speculation in Spain, Messi's good friends Sergio Busquets and Jordi Alba, who ended up at Barcelona, will also join him in the United States.
In fact, there's even a date for a potential debut — on July 21, when Inter Miami meet Mexican side Cruz Azul.
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