At the end of the contract next June, Lionel Messi could well leave Europe at the end of the season. But not to join Inter Miami. At least not right away.
The future of the best player in the world is still uncertain. Just winner of The Best trophy for the best player, Lionel Messi indeed arouses many desires. Consequence of his contractual situation. The seven-time Ballon d’Or will be out of contract next June and several suitors have already declared themselves. In addition to PSG, which hopes to see him extend the adventure in the capital, FC Barcelona dreams of bringing him back to Catalonia and Inter Miami to see him cross the Atlantic.
“I’m not going to deny that Messi is of interest to us. In Miami, we want to attract the best, and both Messi and Busquets have been on top for years. They are very great players who would take us and all of MLS to a new level,” recently entrusted Phil Neville, the manager of Inter Miami. “It would be something big to sign Messi. Something that even goes beyond our club. It would be the biggest signing made in sports in the United States.” he had confided a few days earlier.
Leo is considering joining his boyhood club for six months
But a new club is to be taken into consideration in the equation. And this time, there is no question of sporting ambitions or astronomical contracts. Seen from Argentina, a return of Lionel Messi to Newell’s Old Boys, his training club, is indeed possible. Sergio Agüero, the best friend of the Parisian playmaker, was the first to mention this possibility. “He is seriously considering playing with Newell’s,” he thus launched during an interview.
And according to transfer specialist Guillem Balague, the idea of signing Lionel Messi at the Rosario club is indeed gaining ground. And this before joining Inter Miami next year. “Argentine sources close to Newell’s Old Boys insist that Leo is considering joining his boyhood club for six months while the MLS season resumes. Then he would join Inter Miami where he would probably reunite with his old friend Sergio Busquets.” he explained on Twitter.
In Argentina sources close to Newell’s Old Boys insist Leo is considering joining his boyhood club for six months til the MLS season starts and before he moves to Inter Miami where he will probably find a friend like Sergi Busquets.
— Guillem Balague (@GuillemBalague) February 27, 2023