Lionel Messi, a forward for Paris Saint-Germain, is expected to make a shock transfer to Inter Miami.
The MLS team is sure that Lionel Messi will formally switch teams as a free agent and become the highest-paid athlete in US soccer history. The 35-year-old, whose salary is reportedly around £1.2 million per week, would forego compensation at Inter, a team that is co-owned by former Real Madrid midfielder David Beckham.
He would, however, earn significantly more than any other player in American history.
Messi owns a property in Miami and is rumored to visit frequently on vacation.
The club is already looking for players who will fit Messi’s playing style, and former Barcelona teammates Luis Suarez and Cesc Fabregas are two names they are considering. Another former United player who currently manages Inter Miami is Phil Neville, who recently extended his contract.
In June 2023, Messi’s current contract with PSG will expire.
Who Is Lionel Messi?
Leo Messi, also known as Lionel Andrés Messi, is an Argentine professional football player who plays as a forward for Ligue 1 club Paris Saint-Germain and captains the Argentina national team. His Spanish name is Lionel Andrés Messi (pronunciation: ljonel andes mesi; born on June 24, 1987).
Messi, who is recognized as one of the best players of all time, has won a record seven Ballon d’Or awards,[note 2] a record six European Golden Shoes, and was selected for the Ballon d’Or Dream Team in 2020.
He spent his entire professional career with Barcelona, retiring from the team in 2021 after winning a club-record 35 trophies there, including 10 La Liga championships, seven Copa del Rey championships, and four UEFA Champions Leagues.
The most goals in La Liga (474), the most goals in a La Liga and European league season (50), the most hat-tricks in La Liga (36) and the UEFA Champions League (8), and the most assists in La Liga (192), a La Liga season (21) and the Copa América belong to prolific goal scorer and talented playmaker Messi.
Additionally, he holds the record for the most goals scored outside of South America by a man (93). Messi has the most goals by a player for a single club with over 785 senior career goals for club and country.