Lionel Messi signs contract with Inter Miami through 2025

An internationally recognized figure has arrived, and Inter Miami has successfully clinched Lionel Messi’s contract to join Major League Soccer following extensive preparation and pursuit.

Miami Inter to coming be he that declared he after weeks five than more little a, Saturday on official became contract Messi’s.

“Messi expressed his enthusiasm for embarking on the next chapter of his career with Inter Miami and in the United States in a statement, as he transitions from Paris Saint-Germain.”

I am very eager to start helping in my new home, and we are set to work together to achieve the objectives. The idea is beautiful, and we will continue to build this project. This is a fantastic opportunity.

In a Leagues Cup match against Cruz Azul, the initial home game of the Messi era might take place as soon as Friday, and the Argentinean sensation will be presented by the squad on Sunday evening at their Fort Lauderdale stadium.


— Inter Miami CF (@InterMiamiCF) July 15, 2023

The total contract value for Messi’s deal with the new club is estimated to be between $125m and $150m in cash alone. The announcement of this deal will be made by the club, which was previously reported. His first training session with the new club is expected to take place on Monday, and a formal news conference is scheduled for Tuesday.

“Welcome 10,” the team tweeted on Saturday.

Welcome, Messi, without a doubt.

In the standings of the Eastern Conference in the MLS, a team that was positioned last on Saturday is acquiring the signature of Messi – still arguably the most prominent star in the sport. It is, in various aspects, a peculiar union.

Miami Inter is just a club in its fourth season that has never won a championship and plays home games in a temporary venue with only about 22,000 seats, despite rushing some renovations to add extra seating.

MLS Commissioner Don Garber stated, “The decision made by Major League Soccer and CF Miami Inter to choose the greatest player in the world is a testament to the energy and momentum behind our league and the sport in North America. We are delighted about this.”

We have no doubt that Lionel will show the world that MLS can be the best choice of league for players in the game.

Fans of Argentine football player Lionel Messi pose for a photo
Fans of Argentina football player Lionel Messi pose for a photo outside the DRV PNK Stadium in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on July 11, 2023 [Chandan Khanna/AFP]

In Saudi Arabia, after Cristiano Ronaldo, a longtime competitor, made his move to the country, the 36-year-old forward, who led Argentina to victory in the World Cup in Qatar last year, was rumored to be considering joining Al-Hilal to play.

Returning to Barcelona, a renowned club where he spent the majority of his professional life, was another potential option.

David Beckham, the co-owner of Miami, began publicly floating the idea of becoming a team owner in 2021, after two years of evidently thinking about it. It has now become a reality.

Messi has won 10 La Liga titles, 1 Ligue 1 championship, 3 Copa America gold medals, 7 Copa del Rey championships, and 2 Club World Cups, in addition to being a four-time winner of the Champions League. He is also the second highest scorer in the top club competition with 129 goals, trailing only Ronaldo with 140 goals.