Lionel Messi to sign with Inter Miami, confirms Argentine football star


8th June 2023 – (Milan) Argentine football star Lionel Messi announced on Wednesday that he will sign with Major League Soccer (MLS) side Inter Miami. The announcement came after his former club Paris Saint-Germain revealed last week that Messi is set to leave after the final Ligue 1 match. Messi has been linked to a move back to Barcelona, where he spent the majority of his career, but has now confirmed his decision to join Inter Miami.

“I’ve taken the decision that I am going to Miami, I don’t have (the deal) 100 percent sealed or maybe there’s something left to do, but we decided to continue our path there,” Messi was quoted by Spanish newspapers Diario Sport and Mundo Deportivo as saying.

Inter Miami, co-owned by former England international David Beckham and founded in 2018, also confirmed the news on social media. Messi, a seven-time Ballon d’Or winner, won the World Cup with Argentina as captain in December 2022 in Qatar for the first time in his career.