Inter Miami going big in the battle to sign Lionel Messi next summer

Inter Miami going big in the battle to sign Lionel Messi next summer

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The MLS club have been in talks with the PSG striker for a while about a deal

Lionel Messi's sparkling form in the last year of his contract with PSG is arousing both more interest and more doubts about his future. Although there is talk of a possible return to FC Barcelona or a renewal with the Parisian club, 'The Athletic' report that the most advanced option is Inter Miami and that the MLS franchise is confident of closing their signing in the coming months.

The talks between the two parties, according to the same media, began two years ago and the American club's confidence in closing an operation grows every day. Jorge and Jose Mas -- the brothers who co-own Inter Miami with David Beckham -- are leading the negotiations and several meetings with Jorge Messi have already taken place.

Impact in USA

Even so, and due to Messi's desire not to make any decisions until after the World Cup in Qatar, no further negotiations are expected until January 2023. Then, the Argentine will be able to sign with a new team.

If he finally opts for Inter Miami, it will be a historic achievement both for him and for the league. It will be the signing with the most media coverage in the history of the competition and the impact it could have on football in the United States would be enormous, especially if he remains there during the preparation for the 2026 World Cup that will take place in the United States, Canada and Mexico.

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