Los Angeles (AFP) – Lionel Messi may move to Inter Miami as part of a new 10-year deal negotiated with Barcelona by Argentine superstars, Major League Soccer owners said Wednesday.
The Miami Herald “seriously talked with Messi about Intel owner Jorge Mas and co-owner David Beckham joining the Florida franchise in the short term incorporated into the new Barcelona deal. I reported.
According to Spanish reports, under the new deal proposed by Barcelona, Messi will play with the LaLiga giant for another two seasons until the end of the 2022-2023 season, after which he will play for two seasons in Miami.
He will then return to Barcelona for six years in the role of “Global Ambassador”.
Intel owner Mass told Herald on Wednesday that Messi was optimistic that he would eventually play in Miami.
“David and I have worked hard. We are eager to bring the best players here, and Leo Messi is a timeless player and arguably the best player ever. “Mass said.
“I’m optimistic that Messi will play in the Inter Miami shirt because it completes the legacy of the greatest players of our generation and builds a world-class team. I think it will satisfy the ambitions of Miami owners. “
Speculation about Messi’s future has intensified with the expiration of his 33-year-old Barcelona contract at the end of this month.
Having won six Ballon d’Ors, he told Spanish television last December that he hopes to eventually play in MLS.
In an interview with LaSexta Channel, Messi said, “I always had the dream of enjoying and experiencing life in America.
Meanwhile, Intel co-owner Beckham said in February that the club is working to invite talented star players like Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo to the club.
“We always want to have great players,” Beckham said.
“Miami is a big attraction for everyone, and such players (Messi and Ronaldo) are the types we are eager to bring here.”
– Soccer Sports
Inter Miami discussing Messi transfer: press
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