Amidst several speculations regarding Paris Saint-German star Lionel Messi’s next destination with his PSG contract expiring in 2023, MLS franchise Inter Miami CF has emerged as a new possible club where he can land up. While reports claimed that the 35-year-old legendary striker is expected to make a return to the Camp Nou once his contract expires.
While the seven-time Ballon d’Or winner enjoyed huge success at the Camp Nou he had to move to Paris last season. However, reports have hinted that he is unhappy at PSG and wants to retire with his family in a destination they feel comfortable in. Even Barcelona’s president fuelled speculations by claiming that Messi’s reunion with Camp Nou is not off the table, and football fans might have something to cheer about soon.
However, fresh reports have indicated Messi’s possible new destination might be Inter Miami CF as The Herons have claimed to have offered an ‘astronomical contract and an irrefutable salary.’ Earlier, Inter Miami CBO Xavier Asensi reportedly said that Messi can’t be compared with any other player as he is arguable the best footballer in the world.
“You can’t compare Leo Messi with any other player, he is different. Having said that, we are looking for someone who can be reference point for football in the United States of America. To do so, we need the best amongst all. In terms of Leo Messi, there’s him and then there’s everyone else,” he told El Mundo Deportivo.
Reportedly, Messi might consider moving to Manchester United icon David Beckham-owned club as they prefer to stay away from the media. Messi’s exit from the PSG was evoked after the media onslaught that came on his way with relatively poor performance.
The former Barcelona star was unceremoniously booed during a Ligue 1 game following PSG’s UEFA Champions League exit against Real Madrid in Round 16. According to fresh reports, Messi might become the latest high-profile footballer if he rejects Barcelona’s offer and heads to the MLS.
Footballers heading in the United States started after MLS-owner and iconic footballer David Beckham departed Real Madrid for LA Galaxy to sign a five-year deal, reportedly worth £128 million. The likes of Thierry Henry, David Villa, Wayne Rooney, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Steven Gerrard have followed in the footsteps of Beckham.