Inter Miami is reportedly close to sealing a record-breaking deal to bring Lionel Messi to the MLS League when his contract with Paris Saint-Germain expires.
Leo Messi, whose current contract with Paris Saint-Germain expires in the summer of 2023, is said to have returned to his childhood club Barcelona, but reports now indicate that he is close to agreeing a record-breaking deal with Inter Miami.
According to The Times, who broke the news first, if Messi joins the MLS team, he will become the highest-paid player in league history, breaking the $8.15 million a year contract that ex-Stoke forward Xherdan Shaqiri signed with Chicago Fire.
His arrival in America would be another significant step forward for MLS as it strives to establish itself as one of the best leagues in the world.
According to reports, the deal may be eased because the Florida-based club is also interested in signing Messi’s long-term friends Cesc Fabregas and Luis Suarez. During Messi’s time at Barcelona, both players worked alongside him.
Even though Leo Messi has not decided on his future, and Barcelona has yet to make an official offer, PSG’s renewal seems more likely.
Meanwhile, Argentina’s Leo Messi, who has been pivotal to the team’s hopes of progressing to the next stage of the Qatar World Cup, scored a fantastic goal for the South American side after a 2-1 win over Mexico on Saturday.
Argentina now sits second in Group C with three points, one point behind Poland, which tops the standings with four points after defeating Mexico in their first match.