Inter Miami CF wants to become a reference in American football and the team will not skimp on the means. The recruitment of Lionel Messi is therefore openly considered.
That’s what team president and chief business officer, Xavier Asensi, said in an interview with ESPN on Monday. The 35-year-old Argentine and seven-time Ballon d’Or winner with Paris Saint-Germain is set to expire in 2023.
“You can’t compare Leo Messi to any other player. He’s different, he was shot on air. Having said that, what we’re looking for is to be the benchmark for football in the United States, and to do that, the important thing is the players and the spectacle you can offer.
But the director refused to confirm the superstar’s arrival, stating that his next destination would be his choice.
“It depends on him and what he wants. We want to have the best players in the world, and I think Messi is the best in history. From there, it’s up to him to make the decision. We want to be the reference for football in the United States as he is one of the goals of the organisation.”
In May, journalist Alex Candal, of DIRECTV Sports, argued that the contract had already been completed and that he was able to read it. The agreement was also supposed to provide for the acquisition of 35% of the shares of the team. But Messi’s representatives later denied this information.
In 2020, Messi indicated his desire to end his career in the United States during an interview with a Spanish channel. “I’ve always dreamed of getting to know the experience of living in the United States and seeing this league [la MLS]He had said.
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