Inter Miami ready to battle it out with Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain for the signature of Leo Messi.
Since entering the final year of his contract with Paris Saint-Germain, global superstar Lionel Messi’s future has generated a lot of discussion.
Unsurprisingly, clubs are really interested in signing the 35-year-old once the current campaign is over and he becomes a free agent.
Barcelona, on the other hand, is determined to re-sign Messi after handling his departure from the team poorly last year. In order to correct the error and give the former captain a chance at a proper farewell at Spotify Camp Nou, President Joan Laporta is eager to do so.
However, PSG is also not ready to give up on Messi and wants to renew his contract. In fact, Les Parisiens are attempting to reach an agreement on a new contract with the captain of Argentina before he leaves for the Qatar World Cup the following month.
But the dependable David Ornstein of The Athletic reports that Inter Miami FC of the MLS is getting “increasingly optimistic” that it will sign Messi when his contract expires the following year.
Messi has long been a target for the MLS team owned by former Manchester United and Real Madrid superstar, David Beckham. The seven-time Ballon d’Or winner has said that he would eventually like to play in the United States.
According to the article, talks between the two parties have been ongoing for a number of years, which has given the MLS team tremendous confidence that a transfer may happen.
The superstar’s father and agent, Jorge Messi, have already had multiple meetings with Jorge and Jos Mas, who are reportedly driving the negotiations and expect to complete the signing of Messi in the upcoming months. Jorge and Jos Mas co-own the club with Beckham.
After the World Cup and in early January, no more discussions are anticipated until the PSG forward may sign a pre-contract agreement with the team of his choice.
The Barcelona legend is said to already possess a luxurious property in Miami, making the city a “source of fascination” for Messi and his family.
Therefore, it appears like Inter Miami FC are in a strong position to recruit Messi when his deal with PSG expires, despite the fact that Barcelona and the Paris giants are anticipated to fight tooth and nail for his services.