Major League Soccer team Inter Miami is all set to close a deal with the legendary footballer Lionel Messi, the former FC Barcelona, and current Paris Saint-Germain superstar.
If all goes successfully, this deal will make Lionel Messi Inter Miami’s “highest-paid player in history,” as per The Times. The top executives at Intern Miami are confident that Lionel Messi will be signing their papers and putting the deal to a successful wrap-up after Argentina’s campaign at the FIFA World Cup 2022 is complete.
The 35-year-old football legend would not make his transfer to Inter Miami until the end of the club football season in Europe, in which he plays a crucial role for his club.
The sources have reported that Inter Miami expects Lionel Messi to join them only after his contract with the French giants, PSG, expires at the season’s end, meaning the Argentine would be free to venture wherever he likes come the summer.
Inter Miami likely to sign Lionel Messi
This move by Inter Miami to recruit Lionel Messi derives its motivation not just from the pride of hosting the greatest footballer in the world right now but also from the fact that this transfer will be opening many doors and possibilities for the Major League team.
The transfer will pave the way for recruiting two of the legend’s former FC Barcelona teammates, Luis Suarez and Cesc Fabregas. With this cunning move, Inter Miami is anticipating further strengthening their front by enrolling players who will complement their star transfer, Messi’s skills.
The United States and Inter Miami are hitting two birds with one stone because Lionel Messi’s transfer to the US also means a complete shift in the epicenter of the football spotlight from the European leagues to the US.
All eyes would be on the US leagues exactly at the right moment because the next edition of the FIFA World Cup is all set to take over the Northern American continent, with the US, Mexico, and Canada playing the role of host nations. And Messi’s presence in the league could be a great build-up for the tournament and its advertisement.
The iconic footballer already has a home in Miami and said he would be excited to play on US soil at some point in his career.
Talking to a Spanish press last year, Messi revealed, “I would like to play in the United States one day; it’s always been one of my dreams.”
It remains a mystery whether the Ligue 1 giants, PSG, would offer the 35-year-old a contract extension and bash Inter Miami’s expectations of sealing a deal with a spicy offer. However, it looks like an unlikely scenario. Currently, Messi struggles in Qatar with his Argentine national team after an upsetting defeat against Saudi Arabia and a tight victory against Mexico in his bag.