“I look forward to my next stop at Inter Miami in the United States,” Messi said through his new club. His arrival was made official this evening with a clever video on Twitter, in which Messi wears the shirt of his new club. Behind him you can see the Miami skyline.
The world champion arrived with his family on a private plane in Florida last week. Messi, who comes from Paris Saint-Germain, is set to make his debut on July 21 against Mexican club Cruz Azul. It’s a match in the new League Cup, a tournament between clubs from the MLS and the Mexican league. Inter Miami is currently 15th and last in the MLS Eastern Conference.
Not in Barcelona
His former club FC Barcelona also tried to bring Messi back this summer, but it failed. “I thought it would have been nice to play there again, but it just wasn’t possible,” Messi said. “I really wanted to come back. But I also heard that they had to sell players or other players had to lose their salaries. I didn’t want to be part of that.”
Messi chose the offer from Inter Miami over the astronomical offer from Al Hilal, where he could earn almost 400 million euros. Messi reportedly earns around €55m a year at Inter Miami. He also takes advantage of the advantage Apple and Adidas have had since joining the American Football League.
Yesterday, footage also emerged of the Argentine as he and his family shop at a supermarket in Miami.
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