Lionel Messi to Inter Miami - Live updates, breaking news about Leo
Major League Soccer and Inter Miami are solidifying details around the potential signing of Argentine superstar Lionel Messi.
Inter Miami made a formal offer to Lionel Messi. Multiple sources briefed on the negotiations said there is growing hope that Inter Miami could close a deal to bring the World Cup winner to MLS as soon as this summer. Those sources also warned that confidence in a deal with Messi has fluctuated week to week and even day to day. All sources in this story were granted anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss ongoing negotiations.
In a monumental move that could alter the course of Major League Soccer, Leo has decided to sign with Inter Miami, according to multiple reports on Wednesday. Neither Messi nor Miami has announced a decision or details of their agreement, but after two days of momentum, and after a years-long pursuit, MLS and Miami appear to have won a three-horse race to sign the world’s greatest player.
The deal likely and reportedly includes commercial contracts with Apple and Adidas, two key MLS partners. It also could give Messi an option to purchase a minority stake in Inter Miami. And it will surely boost the profile of soccer in the United States. Messi, whose contract with Paris Saint-Germain officially expires at the end of June, could debut for Miami in either July or August — and would have the unenviable task of lifting a last-place, frequently dysfunctional franchise to the playoffs.
Live Updates - Messi to joins Inter Miami, Barça or Al-Hilal?
According to the spanish and argentine press, The Honers await ‘Leo’ final response. Everything indicates that the best player in the world for FIFA can follow his last years as a professional in soccer in the United States.