Lionel Messi’s future has taken an unexpected turn after several reports, particularly one from transfer expert Gerard Romero, warned that the Argentine star will reject Paris Saint-Germain’s contract extension.
Apparently Messi was thinking of renewing with PSG, but after winning the World Cup he has changed his mind and everything indicates that his destiny is outside of Paris.
“We are counting that today, January 23, Leo Messi has no intention of renewing his contract with PSG. The World Cup victory changed the Argentine’s thinking, ”Romero posted on his Twitter account.
And although there are other possible destinations, joining David Beckham’s Inter Miami is gaining more and more strength.
Messi is a special wish of Beckham and brothers Jorge and José Mas, the three owners of the Miami club, and they have spared no effort to attract the global star.
With the Argentine team, Messi has disrupted the Inter facilities and has vacationed with his family in the city where he has found a huge fan base in South Florida. Besides playing soccer, the South American star would feel right at home.
It is indeed a great possibility, but for now there is nothing more.
PSG will surely make another, much higher offer and we will have to see. On the other hand, there is talk that in Saudi Arabia the rival team where Cristiano Ronaldo plays would be willing to make him a higher offer than that of the Portuguese star and Barcelona cannot be ruled out either.
Barça is, in principle, the one with the fewest options, despite the fact that Leo has a house in Barcelona where he has lived almost all his life.
The economy of the culé club and the completely broken relationship with the president Joan Laporta seem to be two insurmountable obstacles, although the Barça fans would be delighted if he returned.
So money is the biggest obstacle between Messi, who would be a free agent in the summer, and Miami, whose sure team has offered him a great business opportunity in addition to money by arriving in the United States with a very competitive financial package.
If Leo arrived at Inter, he would not only boost the team to unsuspected levels and make it a contender for the title, but would launch the entire MLS to stardom
Inter Miami currently has a free Designated Player spot and it is said that it is reserved for Messi, who has not said no to Beckham’s offer, although to this day he has not accepted it either, but when the river sounds, water brings .
Meanwhile, Inter is preparing at the team’s facilities in Fort Lauderdale to face its fourth season with basically the same team, but with the great reinforcement of Venezuelan striker Josef Martínez.
Inter lost 3-0 in their first pre-season game against Vasco da Gama and will have two more away preparation games, against St Louis and New England, before their campaign debut on February 25 against CF Monreal at the DRV PNK Stadium.
In addition to Martínez, the Miami team will have as novelties the return of the midfielder Rodolfo Pizarro, the injured Ian Fray in defense, the Argentine winger Franco Negri, the midfielder Lukas Meek, the forward Jake LaCava and the Argentine attacker Nicolás Stefanelli.
Youth players such as Noah Allen, Harvey Neville, Modesto Méndez, Abel Caputo, Felipe Valencia, Edison Azcona and Shaal Hundal are also fighting for a position.
The loan of Emerson Rodríguez to Liga MX was also negotiated, in a list of 32 players in which, incredibly, neither Dairon Reyes nor Alejandro Pozuelo are included.