In an interview with The Miami Herald, Inter Miami managing proprietor Jorge Mas mentioned that he’s “optimistic” that Lionel Messi will play for Inter Miami in MLS sometime. He confirmed that Messi and Inter Miami proprietor David Beckham have had “severe talks” with Messi about coming to MLS.
“David and I’ve been working actually laborious, we’ve aspirations of bringing the perfect gamers right here and Leo Messi is a generational participant, arguably the perfect participant of all time,” Mas informed the Herald. “I’m optimistic Messi will play in an Inter Miami shirt as a result of I feel it’s going to full the legacy of the best participant in our technology and can meet with the ambitions of the homeowners of Inter Miami to construct a world class staff.”
Messi, arguably the best participant of all-time, is presently beneath contract Barcelona. Nevertheless it’s reported that, as a part of a brand new cope with Barcelona, he’ll play two extra years in Spain and then two years in Miami. By the point he involves MLS if this deal is correct, Messi can be 35 or 36 years outdated. He’d nonetheless in all probability be nice as a result of he’s Messi, but it surely gained’t be peak Messi. Contemplating Miami has struggled mightily since getting into the league — each on the pitch and by way of operating within the league’s rulebook when placing collectively its roster — it may be like Barcelona for him that he involves a staff he has to hold.
Miami has been linked with strikes for loads of European-based stars through the years, with the staff buying former Actual Madrid and Juventus striker Gonzalo Higuain final September. Messi, clearly, is the largest title that has been kicked round as a possible Miami participant someplace down the street.