It has been verified. iLionel Mess has decided to move to the United States and join Inter Miami of the American Professional Soccer League. Saudi Arabia offered Messi a big deal, but he chose to move to the United States instead.
The 35-year-old Messi has decided on his next move after leaving Paris Saint-Germain at the end of his two-year contract. He has revealed that he will be joining Miami, as a return to Barcelona is not possible due to ongoing financial problems at the Nou Camp. Messi will play for the Miami Dolphins.
Messi has been quoted in the Diario Sport and Mundo Deportivo publications as saying: “I have made the decision that I will go to Miami.”
“[I decided] to leave Europe.”
He went on to say: “It is true that I received an offer from another European team, but I did not even think about it because in Europe my idea was just to go to Barcelona,” which that’s correct, but he didn’t even consider it.
“After winning the World Cup and not being able to move to Barca, it was time for me to come to the MLS to experience life football in a different way and enjoy my daily life more.
“Obviously the same responsibility, the same desire to win and the same drive to do things well, but with more composure.”
Messi will surpass Wayne Rooney, Gareth Bale and David Beckham, who are later co-owners of Inter Miami, to become the most famous player in MLS history.
Messi is familiar with Inter because he trained at the club’s facilities in September, along with the rest of the Argentina national team, before meeting Honduras in the World Cup warm-up at Hard Stadium. Rock. Inter’s training center is located in Milan, Italy..
Messi would end the game with two goals, one of which was a stunning chip, to give Argentina a 3-0 win over their opponents.
In the days after the game, Messi returned to the training facility to speak to several Inter players, including Gonzalo Higuain, who had previously capped the national team with him.
Inter’s Argentine goalkeeper Ranieri was one of those who spoke to Messi, and it was he who asked the seven-time Ballon d’Or winner to sign his arm.
Messi happily agreed and Ranieri wasted no time making it permanent. The next day, he has a signature tattoo engraved on his body. Check out the embedded video here.
After a while, Ranieri posted a photo of her new tattoo on Instagram along with the caption: “Best day ever. The other day, I made one of my dreams come true. I get to play on the pitch with my national team, which includes some players that I admire.
“I finally got to meet my hero, the greatest player of all time, a man who was amazing on and off the pitch, and my role model! It’s hard to put into words how delighted I was to meet you and find out that you agreed to sign my arm.
“Leo, you made a dream come true, and whenever I look at the tattoo on my arm, I remember the excitement I felt when I first met you.
“I have no words to describe how amazing you are! To be able to live with fantasies like the one I lived yesterday, requires a lot of sacrifice and putting a lot of other things aside.
“The possibilities that this sport is opening up for me! Let’s get on with everything, because time is now more than ever!
Due to Ranieri’s decision to join the team representing Florida Atlantic University in February, he won’t get the chance to play alongside Lionel Messi for a professional club.
But he has reacted positively to reports that Messi will be heading to Miami soon. He posted a photo of the two of them together on Instagram with the description “Sonando despierto”, which means “dreamy”. Messi will play for the Miami Dolphins.