Inter Miami's Bold Plan to Bring Messi to the MLS
by FARUK IMAMOVIC | VIEW 313
The future of Argentine football player Lionel Messi remains a hot topic in the world of sports. As the PSG striker continues to ponder his options, Goal portal recently announced that he has received an official offer from Inter Miami, led by David Beckham.
While the idea is certainly interesting, the main obstacle is Messi's current salary, which stands at approximately 40 million euros per year. Miami can only offer him a meager six million euros, leaving the leadership of the MLS league with a puzzling predicament.
A Potential Solution to the Salary Issue
In their quest to bring Messi to the MLS league, the team owners have brainstormed a possible solution. The report reveals that the league's leaders have considered the option to jointly pay Messi's wages and allow him to choose the club he plays for.
While this idea is still in the discussion stage, the leaders believe that Messi's presence would be a game-changer, commercially benefiting the entire league, even if only one team would improve on the pitch. The league's leaders are also cognizant of the upcoming 2026 World Cup, organized by the United States of America, Canada, and Mexico.
They believe that bringing in Messi would help promote the league ahead of the global tournament.
Lionel Messi isn't short of options in the MLS ð — GOAL News (@GoalNews) March 28, 2023
The Return of Messi to Barcelona
The return of Messi to his beloved Barcelona has been a topic of discussion for fans and experts.
The recent weeks have seen the rumors intensify, with even Joan Laporta, the club's president, acknowledging the possibility. Laporta, who was instrumental in Messi's departure from the club to PSG, has stated that "the club's doors are open to him." The financial situation at Barcelona presents a significant obstacle to Messi's return.
The club may not be able to offer the same salary he received before. Laporta is well aware of the importance of Messi to the club, stating in an interview with Marca, "I have to find a way to improve Messi's current relationship with Barca.
We'll see, but he knows Barca's door is always open to him." Messi's Impact on Barcelona Laporta's words are a testament to Messi's impact on the club and the sport of football. The president acknowledged that Messi is "the best player in the history of football" and "the most important player in the history of Barca." Even Kun Agüero, the Argentine striker who plays for Barcelona's arch-rivals, Atletico Madrid, believes that Messi should retire at Barça.
Agüero stated, "Barcelona is his home, he should end his career here. I think Laporta should try to bring Leo back, and if Laporta takes a step forward, Messi will return to Barcelona. Right now, the situation is at 50/50."