Lionel Messi has joined Inter Miami in the MLS for another chapter in his football career, MySportDab reports
The MLS side were leading the race to sign Lionel Messi this summer amidst interest from Barcelona and Al-Hilal.
The club, which is owned by a Manchester United and Premier League legend, David, overtook Barcelona and Al-Hilal on the race to sign Lionel Messi.
Messi will be out of contract at PSG on June 30 and is set to leave the club after a fallout during contract renewal talks with the club’s hierachy.
The 2022 World Cup winner did not have the best of last games at a club in his career as he was booed by PSG fans in his last game before he leaves the club after two years.
Despite winning two French Ligue titles, Lionel Messi’s popularity among PSG fans has dwindled after the club crashed out of Champions League twice.
In the final hours of his contract with PSG, he was heavily linked to a move to Al-Hillal in Saudi Arabia.
The Saudi Pro League giants tabled a mega offer for Lionel Messi to lure the Argentine to Saudi Arabia.
Barcelona were also on his trail, hoping to sign him back and have return to the club.
He was also linked to a move to MLS side, Inter Miami, with reports emerging MLS clubs were ready to pool funds together and broker a deal to sign the seven-time Ballon d’Or winner.
According to Guillem Balague, Lionel Messi took a decision to join Inter Miami as his next club after PSG exit.
Messi’s decision came at the backdrop of claims his wife Antonella Rocuzzo has not favored a move to Saudi Arabia for personal reasons.
Now as per Fabrizio Romano, Lionel Messi has joined Inter Miami and will will be announced in the next few hours.
🚨🚨 BREAKING: Lionel Messi to Inter Miami, here we go! The decision has been made and it will be announced by Leo in the next hours #InterMiami
🇺🇸 Messi will play in MLS. No more chances for Barcelona/Al Hilal despite trying to make it happen.
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) June 7, 2023
Messi was also strongly linked with a return to Barcelona but the club’s fragile situation, despite being cleared to sign Messi, has made Messi’s return impossible.
Before Guillem Balague tendered the report on Messi’s decision to join Inter Miami, L’Equipe already confirmed Inter Miami were in pole position to sign Messi.