Not the Saudi Arabian club Al Hilal or the Spanish club Barcelona, after all the rumors, Lionel Messi, the Argentine superstar who won the World Cup, is going to the American Major League Soccer club Inter Miami. As a result, this is Messi’s first time playing for a club outside of Europe.
BBC, Goal.com reported this in a report on Wednesday.
According to the report, as part of the deal at Inter Miami, Messi will receive profit sharing with the US technology giant Apple as well as a part of the shares of the world famous sports goods manufacturer Adidas.
Messi’s two-year contract with PSG expires on June 30. Although the next destination is Inter Miami, Messi, however, wanted to spend one more season in Europe. But Messi decided to go to Inter Miami after not getting a satisfactory offer from any European club.
According to BBC, Messi has decided to join the American club after considering several logical reasons. Messi has his own house in America, as well as the lifestyle there is compatible with Messi. Moreover, Lionel Messi’s wife and children do not want to live in Saudi Arabia. On the other hand, Barcelona’s financial situation is not good. Therefore, the Argentine captain chose the American club Inter Miami.
Messi won 35 titles in 21 years at Spanish club Barcelona. Messi joined the French club PSG on a 2-year contract in 2021 after breaking ties with Barca.