In a major announcement, Inter Miami, a team in the MLS, has officially confirmed the signing of Lionel Messi, the captain of the Argentina national team. The former Barcelona and Paris Saint Germain player has inked a two-and-a-half-season deal, with an option to extend for another year in the 2026 season. Messi expressed his excitement about this new chapter in his career.
“I’m very excited to start this next step in my career with Inter Miami and in the United States. This is a fantastic opportunity and together we will continue to build this beautiful project. The idea is to work together to achieve the objectives we set, and I’m very eager to start helping here in my new home.”
Inter Miami made the announcement through a video shared on their official Twitter account on Saturday, July 15, 2023. The footage showcased Messi wearing the iconic number 10 jersey, signaling his arrival at the club following the deal’s approval by the MLS.
Fans will have the opportunity to witness Messi’s official unveiling at DRV PNK Stadium in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on Sunday, July 16, 2023. It has been confirmed that he will be available for selection in the club’s opening match of the Lethe agues Cup against LIGA MX side Cruz Azul on July 21, 2023.
The arrival of Lionel Messi at Inter Miami has generated immense excitement among supporters and the wider football community. As one of the greatest players in the history of the sport, his presence in the MLS is expected to elevate the league’s profile and captivate fans with his exceptional skills and unmatched talent.
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— Inter Miami CF (@InterMiamiCF) July 15, 2023