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‘Lionel Messi’s go back to Barcelona…’: Los angeles Liga president Javier Tebas on Inter Miami celebrity’s retirement dream

Lionel Messi surprised soccer lovers internationally when he made up our minds to transport to MLS facet Inter Miami final summer time. It used to be completely sudden and a go back to Barcelona used to be predicted by way of everybody. His contract with PSG had come to an finish, completing his disappointing time in France the place he used to be jeered by way of lovers, additionally in his ultimate day out.

Lionel Messi in motion for Inter Miami.(USA TODAY Sports activities by the use of Reuters Con)

The Argentine celebrity led his nation to 2022 Global Cup glory, however did not get Champions League glory for PSG. Messi departed Barcelona in an unceremonious means in August 2021, becoming a member of PSG however it by no means labored out for him with the Paris-based outfit.

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So when he become a unfastened agent final 12 months, all indicators pointed in opposition to Barcelona. However the Catalan membership’s dire monetary situation proved to be a stumbling block, even though Messi reportedly used to be keen to take an enormous salary minimize.

Messi used to be additionally rumored to have won an enormous be offering from the Saudi Professional League, however finally made up our minds to enroll in Inter Miami. Talking on Messi’s failed go back to Barcelona final summer time, Los angeles Liga president Javier Tebas published that the deal used to be ‘shut’ to occur.

“Messi’s go back to Barcelona final summer time? Individually, as a result of Messi’s and Barca’s want, I noticed it shut. When there may be that affection, many financial problems are left apart. I noticed it imaginable. I noticed it shut. I’m certain that Messi would have favored to retire at Barca,” he mentioned.

Messi signed a two-and-a-half 12 months contract with Miami, which is about to run out subsequent 12 months. It additionally looks as if he may seem within the subsequent Global Cup, so a transfer to Europe may well be anticipated from the Barcelona legend. If a transfer to Europe in reality materialises, Barcelona may well be the favourites to signal him and his retirement dream can come true.

In the meantime, Messi goes thru a deficient segment with Inter Miami. The MLS facet are recently of their pre-season excursion and feature been in unhealthy shape. It used to be summed up by way of Messi’s absence of their pleasant in Hong Kong. Messi used to be benched and did not make a change look which angered lovers, who had spent some huge cash on tickets. Inter Miami crashed to defeats towards Al Hilal (3-4), Al Nassr (0-6) a shootout loss to Vissel Kobe.


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