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Argentine star Lionel Messi will sign for Inter Miami, according to media

Argentine star Lionel Messi will sign for Inter Miami, according to media

The Argentine star Lionel Messi He is going to sign for Inter Miami of the North American championship (MLS), various media such as Marca, The Independent and the British BBC channel announced this Wednesday.

After saying goodbye to Paris SG, where he played for the last two seasons, the 35-year-old world champion had several options to continue his career: return to Barcelonaaccept an offer from the emerging Saudi football, which has already seduced other footballers such as Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema and N’Golo Kanteor cross the Atlantic and try the adventure of Major League Soccer.

According to various media, including Spanish Brandthe british daily The Independentthe BBC Citing the author of a Messi biography Guillem BalaguĂ©, and the freelance journalist Fabrizio Romano, generally well-informed of the transfer market, the seven-time Ballon d’Or winner decided on the Miami option.

In order to finance the transfer, the Florida club has benefited from the income generated by new MLS Season Pass subscribers on Apple TV+.

Manzana and the MLS They signed an agreement in the spring for US$ 2.5 billion and a duration of 10 years.

On the other hand, Apple TV + announced on Tuesday the upcoming broadcast of a four-episode documentary series that will cover the history of the five World Cups played by Messi.

For months, the Argentine had an offer from the Saudi club Al-Hilal, willing to pay him a salary of 400 million euros per year (US$428 million), according to various media.

Leaders of that club even traveled to Paris on Sunday to try to close the agreement, sources close to the negotiations informed AFP.

World champion with Argentina last December, Messi has as his next goal the defense of the Copa América title in 2024.

Inter Miami, which this Wednesday plays the quarterfinals of the American Cup against the Birmingham Legion, fired last week its coach, Englishman Phil Neuville, and appointed Argentine Javier Morales as his replacement.

Source: Gestion

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