Lionel Messi is reportedly set to acquire a 35% stake in Inter Miami and then join the MLS club when his contract with Paris Saint-Germain expires next year.
That report DirecTV Sports Argentina correspondent Alex Candal on Tuesday indicated “the contract has been completed and will be signed in August”, despite a series of denials from people close to the Argentina international.
Messi, who owns a condo in Miami Beach, has long been linked with a late-career move to the three-year-old Major League Soccer club. But the rumors took new life on Monday when Inter Miami co-owner David Beckham posted an Instagram photo of himself with PSG stars Messi, Neymar, Sergio Ramos and Kylian Mbappe.
Messi’s agent told Le Parisien the reports were “totally false, Leo hasn’t decided his future yet. And if Leo Messi has crossed paths with David Beckham in the last few hours, it is only as part of PSG’s stay in Doha where the former England midfielder serves as an ambassador for the next World Cup in Qatar.”
Jorge Mas, another prominent Inter Miami owner, addressed the long-simmering Messi-to-Miami rumors in February, saying the club would jump at the opportunity to offer the longtime Barcelona star a contract offer when his days at PSG were over.
“Leo Messi is still one of the best players in the world, his skills have not diminished,” Inter Miami co-owner and executive director Jorge Mas told the Miami Herald in February.
“I believe, and David [Beckham] have a relationship with him, that if he leaves PSG, by the time he leaves PSG, we would love to have Messi as a player at Inter Miami and be part of our community.
“Could it happen? We will push. I’m an optimist at heart – can I see it happening? That’s a possibility.”
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