Lionel Messi will join the US Inter Miami after leaving Paris Saint-German this summer, BBC reports. This is the first time he will play outside Europe.
Messi, who will turn 36 this month was tipped to join Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema in Saudi Arabia following a lucrative offer from Al Hilal.
However, the Argentine legend is set to pass the Saudi side offer, which reportedly cannot be matched financially as the Miami deal includes collaboration with top brands like Adidas and Apple that extends beyond football.
Messi wanted to return to his former club, Barcelona but was hindered by Financial Fair Play limitations. He left Barcelona in 2021 for PSG, after 21 years in the Spanish club.
The 2022 World Cup winner, holds Barcelona’s highest record scorer, 672 goals and won 10 La Liga titles, four Champions Leagues and seven Spanish Cups.
In PSG, he scored 32 goals in 75 games and ended this season with 16 goals and 16 assists in Ligue 1.
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