Lionel Messi To Join Bottom-Placed MLS Side Inter Miami After PSG Exit

Lionel Messi on Wednesday announced he will sign for Major League Soccer side Inter Miami, choosing the United States as his next destination over a Barcelona reunion or blockbuster deal to play in Saudi Arabia.

The Argentine forward, 35, has spent the last two seasons at Paris Saint-Germain, playing his final game for the club on Saturday, after moving from Barcelona in 2021, where he spent the majority of his career.

MLS and Inter Miami confirmed the news on social media, although the American league noted work remains to finalise a formal agreement.

Ive taken the decision that I am going to Miami, I dont have the deal 100 percent sealed or maybe theres something left to do, but we decided to continue our path there, Messi told Spanish newspapers Diario Sport and Mundo Deportivo.

After winning the World Cup and not being able to go to Barca, its time to go to MLS to live football in a different way and enjoy my day to day life more.

Obviously with the same responsibility and desire to win, and to do things well, but with more calm.

Messi is a seven-time Ballon dOr winner and is expected to earn the individual accolade once more after leading Argentina to World Cup glory in Qatar in December 2022.

The football world was eagerly awaiting Messis decision after PSG confirmed this week the playmaker, widely considered the best player in the history of football, was departing.

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