June 13, 2024

UNITED STATES: Lionel Messi, the 36-year-old seven-time Ballon d’Or winner, has formally departed Paris St-Germain and signed a contract with Inter Miami in america.

Messi, who led Argentina to victory within the World Cup in Qatar final yr, expressed his pleasure about embarking on the following section of his profession with Inter Miami.

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David Beckham, co-owner of Inter Miami, described the signing as “a dream come true.” Messi, who has by no means performed for a membership outdoors of Europe earlier than, added, “That is an unbelievable alternative, and we’ll proceed to construct this wonderful undertaking collectively.”

Beckham, who started his journey to develop a brand new workforce in Miami a decade in the past, goals to signal gamers of Messi’s caliber and has set formidable targets for the membership. He intends to convey the very best gamers from all over the world to Miami, contribute to the expansion of soccer within the US, and go away an enduring legacy within the sport.

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Messi’s arrival within the Inter Miami group is extremely anticipated, and as per the reviews, he shall be accessible to play in Miami’s Leagues Cup opener in opposition to Cruz Azul.

Don Garber, the commissioner of Main League Soccer (MLS), expressed his pleasure over Lionel Messi, the world’s biggest participant, selecting to hitch Inter Miami and play in MLS. Garber believes that Messi’s presence will showcase the league’s potential and appeal to extra prime gamers to decide on North America as their vacation spot. Messi is predicted to make his Inter Miami debut within the Leagues Cup competitors later this month.

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Having gained his seventh Ballon d’Or trophy for Argentina in 2021, Messi had a profitable stint at PSG, scoring 32 targets in 75 video games and contributing 16 targets and 16 assists in Ligue 1. After a outstanding 21-year profession with Barcelona, the place he set the document for targets scored with 672, Messi made the swap to the French membership in 2021.

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