In an interview with the Spanish media outlet Mundo Deportivo on Wednesday, Lionel Messi finally confirmed the long-rumored transfer to Major League Soccer. This came after so much speculation about his upcoming move.
“I will not return to Barcelona, I will join Inter Miami,” he said.
“After winning the World Cup and not being able to go to Barcelona, it was time to go to the United States to live football in a different way and enjoy more day to day.”
Lionel Messi could be joined at Inter Miami by several of his close friends.
According to TyC Sports writer Gaston Edul, Inter Miami will ‘start conversations’ with Messi’s former Barcelona colleagues Luis Suarez, Sergio Busquets, and Jordi Alba over potential transfers.
Clearly, the MLS franchise wants some seasoned pros to join the ranks alongside possibly the greatest player of all time as they attempt to construct their team around Messi.
The club co-owned by David Beckham is associated with two Argentina internationals in addition to Suarez, Busquets, and Alba.
These two Argentinian players, who have also played with Messi at Paris Saint-Germain, are Angel Di Maria and Leandro Paredes, according to César Luis Merlo, who also works for TyC Sports.