David Beckham sent an offer to Ronaldo with a salary of one billion euros, if an agreement is reached, for the first time in history, a club has brought Messi and Ronaldo to the same club.
Lionel Messi officially confirmed the story of moving to the US to play for Inter Miami:
“I’m not going back to Barcelona, I’m going to Inter Miami… I want to leave Europe, get away from being the center of attention and spend more time thinking about my family.”
“The last two years at PSG have been an unhappy period. I can’t enjoy my own life. And that has affected the lives of my entire family. The last two years, I’ve really wasted a lot of time with my kids at school.” ️
“I really want to go back, I would be happy if I could go back to Barcelona, but if I look at it from another angle, after what I went through when I left Barcelona earlier, I don’t want myself”. I have to be in the same situation again.
“I don’t want to be in this situation. I don’t want to leave my future in the hands of others. Although I heard that LaLiga has accepted everything for me to return, it is still true. There are many other problems to come.
I have heard that Barcelona have to sell or reduce the salary of some players if they bring me back and the truth is that I don’t want to have to go through that again.
“When I left, the LaLiga team also accepted that they could sign me and but in the end everything fell apart. I wanted to make the decision for myself and that’s why. “I am not going back to Barcelona this summer. Although I would love to do it myself, there is no going back.”
“The truth is that I speak very little with the president Joan Laporta, the times that I have spoken with him can be counted on the fingers. As for Xavi, he is different, we have a fairly close relationship. I said a lot about the possibility.” to return to Barcelona with Xavi. Both he and I were very excited about the idea and we are still in contact to this day”.
“A lot has been said, a lot of information has been leaked and with that also a lot of lies. But I can’t go out there and deny everything that’s happening.”
“Actually I received an offer from another European team, but I didn’t even consider it because in Europe my only idea was to go to Barcelona.”
“It is not a question of money, if it were money I would go to Arabia or elsewhere. I’m not sure if Barca will do everything they can to make this happen, honestly I only know the things that matter. What Xavi told me.”
“Surely there are people at the club who don’t want him to return to Barça because they see it as something negative for the club.” – Interview with Lionel Messi on moving to the US
Not at Barcelona or a Saudi Arabian club as previously rumored in the media, Lionel Messi chose to join David Beckham’s Inter Miami club this summer. The American Professional Soccer League (MLS) team has won the race to sign Messi as a free agent after he left PSG due to contract termination. Consequently, the MLS team will pay the Argentine superstar 50 million euros per season in a 4-year contract.
Inter Miami announced Messi’s arrival on social media with a 32-second video mentioning interest from Barcelona and Al-Hilal. Inter Miami executive owner Jorge Mas also posted on social media an image of a figure shrouded in darkness wearing an Inter Miami Messi jersey.
Lionel Messi is leaving Paris Saint Germain (PSG) after his contract expired at the end of June and there are many rumors that the Argentine star will reunite with his former team Barcelona or move to a club in Saudi Arabia to collect a salary. import salary up to 1,000 million euros in two seasons.
Messi’s father and agent, Jorge Messi, also negotiated directly with Club Barcelona for his son to return to the Camp Nou, but the deal ultimately fell through when the Catalan team couldn’t afford it financially.
According to Spanish newspaper Sport, Messi will earn £43 million a year at Inter Miami, which is equivalent to £830,000 a week.
And according to The Athletic, Adidas, Apple and MLS brands are hoping to lure the 7-time Ballon d’Or-winning superstar to the US with lucrative business propositions.
Adidas (one of the league’s biggest corporate sponsors) is said to have proposed a profit-sharing deal, meaning Messi would receive a handsome profit for joining MLS.
MLS and Apple have also considered offering Messi a share of the revenue generated by new subscribers to MLS Season Pass, the tournament’s streaming package on Apple TV+.
In addition to these business proposals, the MLS League Board also gives Messi the option to buy a percentage of any team in the league when he retires.