"I made the decision to go to Miami. It is still not 100% recorded but we decided to take this path. Lionel Messi has found a new club and announced it on Wednesday evening to the daily Mundo Deportivo. As revealed by the BBC on Wednesday afternoon, the Argentine striker will join Inter Miami this summer. The world champion, at the end of his contract and not kept by PSG after two seasons spent by the club of the capital, announced in an interview with the Spanish daily that he had chosen the Florida team, chaired and co-owned by former football star David Beckham, engaged in the MLS.
At 35, Lionel Messi will leave Europe for the first time in his professional career. The seven-time Ballon d'Or winner started and exploded at FC Barcelona, before creating a sensation by joining PSG two years ago. But after failing to make an impression in Paris, "La Pulga" chose to continue his life as a footballer in the current red lantern of the Eastern Conference of the North American championship.
His return to Barça aborted
Lionel Messi will engage with this franchise founded in 2018 with broader marketing prospects than simply conquering the United States market. The BBC claims that the Argentine has signed partnerships with companies such as Adidas or Apple as part of this deal.
The player, favorite to win an eighth Ballon d'Or after his world title in Qatar with the Albiceleste, has declined a colossal offer from Saudi club Al-Hilal, a championship where he would have reunited with his former rival Real Madrid, Cristiano Ronaldo. And if the father and representative of the player, Jorge, was still in Barcelona on Monday to negotiate a possible return with Barça, the Catalan club failed to convince Lionel Messi.