Lionel Messi has announced his intention to join Major League Soccer (MLS) side Inter Miami as a free agent, following his departure from Paris St Germain (PSG) and rejecting a lucrative contract offer from Saudi Arabia. Despite being linked with a return to Barcelona, financial constraints prevented the Spanish club from re-signing him.
In an interview with Mundo Deportivo and Sport newspapers, Messi confirmed his decision to join Inter Miami, although some details still need to be finalized. He expressed a desire to leave Europe and step away from the spotlight, focusing more on his family.
Having led Argentina to victory in the World Cup and being a seven-time Ballon d’Or winner, Messi won the Ligue 1 title and the French Super Cup during his two seasons with PSG. However, he felt it was time for a new experience and to enjoy football in a different way in the United States.
Messi’s departure from Barcelona in 2021 was a result of financial difficulties faced by the club. While his move from PSG is a personal choice, he believed the French club lacked a long-term project, and fan unrest further influenced his decision.monaco-gare.com
Despite his remarkable records at Barcelona and his attachment to the city, Messi was let go by two prestigious clubs within two years. His departure from PSG came after experiencing both highs and lows, winning the World Cup with Argentina but facing criticism from some PSG fans during the club’s struggles.
Although PSG has dominated domestic competitions, they have yet to secure the Champions League trophy, experiencing disappointing exits in recent seasons.
By joining Inter Miami, Messi aims to embark on a new chapter in his career, bringing his immense talent to the MLS while seeking success and maintaining his high standards of performance.