In his remarkable career, Lionel Messi has played for the third team, Inter Miami, wasting minimal time in creating a significant influence.
His contract with Paris Saint-Germain expired, leading him to Miami. The agreement was officially completed on July 15. In his new club, he helped them secure their first trophy by scoring 10 goals in seven games. The World Cup champion has already included the Leagues Cup in his collection of trophies.
For Messi, it is his 44th major trophy.
Continuously updated to depict Messi’s ongoing Inter Miami journey, this is the comprehensive tale of Lionel Andres Messi, widely recognized as one of the most exceptional soccer players in the sport’s history, narrated by 30 of our esteemed team of journalists, ranging from Adam Crafton to Oliver Kay, from Michael Cox to John Muller, and countless others. Despite reaching the age of 36 in June, he remains as impactful as ever.
The arrival of Messi in Barcelona, accompanied by Gaggioli and his father a year later, had the potential to alter the course of history for both the player and the club. Lionel Messi, who was part of the Newell’s Old Boys youth teams, played for them at the age of 12. This fact was brought to light when an agent named Horacio Gaggioli from Argentina sent a videotape showcasing Messi’s skills.
There were doubts as a result of the diminutive youngster’s frame, but his skills were already astonishing. He was already cutting in from the right flank and bending the ball into the far corner with his left foot, as early as the late 1990s in Rosario. Messi only played for the youth sides of Newell’s Old Boys and bona fide legend of the club by virtue of what he would go on to achieve.
Messi was diagnosed with a deficiency in growth hormones when he was 10 years old and received treatment from a pediatric endocrinologist, an expert in glands and hormones. The Messi family resided in a modest two-story residence on Calle Lavalleja in Rosario, and Lionel’s father held a position as a supervisor at a steel manufacturing facility, while his mother worked at a store that focused on magnetic coils. The family belonged to the middle-class.
It is a tribute to Messi’s late grandparent that the sky, whose influence has never been forgotten, holds such key importance. In fact, his grandmother encouraged him to join a club in the neighborhood where he would informally play with other children, simply pointing to the celebration goal with both index fingers, which became his trademark.
Despite making his professional debut elsewhere, Lionel Messi is considered a hero at the Argentine club. However, his history with Newell’s Old Boys, where he started his career, would not be written or covered if it wasn’t for his eventual agreement to sign with Barcelona. The hierarchy at Barcelona debated on whether to sign him, but his father, Jorge, who eventually became his agent, decided to let Lionel explain why he might be the best course of action for the club. It is quite uncommon for elite athletes to have this reserved nature, but in Lionel’s case, it was evident that there was raw talent and a very different story behind him. As a child, Messi was introverted and shy, and when he played the game, he often had stones as makeshift balls.
They were willing to return to Spain until they were paid 100 million pesetas per season. Neither the father nor the son felt that the romantic element of the tale belies the truth of the negotiations. It was not until December that Charly Rexach, the director of Barca, famously signed a contract written on a napkin confirming the Argentine’s move to La Masia. The family was relatively comfortable, as they did not have to pay $900 a month for hormone treatment. Leo’s first involvement in organized club games was when he helped as a coach for his local club, Grandoli. One fascinating aspect of Messi’s career is his father Jorge’s involvement.
Within three years of making his debut for Barcelona, Messi replaced Ronaldinho as the highest earner in the club. Indeed, it was quite obvious before their men ultimately got their way that Messi was a talent on their hands at the fledgling stage. Jorge responded by making enquiries about a potential move to Real Madrid. After a year at Barcelona, a new general manager questioned why a youngster was being paid €120,000 a year in a region somewhere. This kind of steeliness would be a recurring theme in Messi’s early days at the Nou Camp.
When Messi signed for Barcelona in 2001, the whole family moved to the Catalan capital. Soon after, Maria-Sol, Matias, and Cecilia, siblings and mother, left the relatively small apartment close to Nou Camp, where they had developed a remarkable and rare bond, and moved back. They had largely played video games and ate takeout food, like room-mates in a sitcom.
When Lionel Messi left Argentina at the turn of the century, those closest to him neglected to tell even those closest to him about the move, due to the repeated suggestions that Jorge, his father, is a difficult man to deal with. Perhaps he is just a father who understood the extraordinary value of his son’s assets, but throughout his career, Messi has remained a player with an insular nature and a distrust of outsiders. This has led to money being the most important factor in negotiations, as it tends to be given to him as an upper hand in negotiations.
Messi’s unprecedented Barcelona tenure
According to Victor Vazquez, Messi’s initial years at Barcelona were marked by two recurring qualities that are often mentioned by his teammates; the young Argentine was remarkably reserved and exceptionally talented.
We couldn’t believe how good he was and how incredible of a player he always talked about — players like Fabregas Cesc and Pique Gerard from the academy and other players like me. It was crazy how good he was on the pitch, one day. We had agreed to do everything we could to help Leo adapt to living in Barcelona, and the whole dressing room believed in him.
On the field, there were no problems. Messi’s ascent through the junior divisions was one of the quickest the club had ever witnessed. During one season, he competed for five distinct Barcelona squads, establishing a club record that has never been matched. However, his tenure in that team was short-lived as Barcelona transferred the 16-year-old to the under-18s for the 2003-04 campaign. While participating at under-16 level, in his inaugural complete season, he netted 38 goals in 31 matches.
The first-team manager, Frank Rijkaard, was sufficiently impressed to invite Messi to participate in a friendly match against Porto (which was managed by Jose Mourinho at that time) in November 2003. His 15-minute cameo appearance was so extraordinary that it ultimately led to him playing for Barcelona’s B and C teams for the rest of the season. After that, he never went back to the academy or reflected on his decision in any way.
Messi’s competitive debut for Barcelona occurred in October 2004, when he made a remarkable lob as a substitute against Espanyol. At the age of 17 years, three months, and 22 days, he showcased his talent. He concluded the season with his first goal for the club, which happened in the closing minute, and it also served as the last of his nine appearances that year.
The issue of Messi’s citizenship was finally resolved in September 2005, which meant that he could not start playing until the following season. Despite the fact that he felt fit enough to start, a hamstring injury ruled him out of the final Champions League victory over Arsenal, which was the only disappointment. However, Messi still helped his Argentine side secure their second successive league title with five assists and eight goals in 25 games.
Arguably the greatest figure in the history of the club, Ronaldinho inherited the number 10 shirt and was eventually sold. This decision altered the course of history, signaling the end of an era at Barcelona and the triumph of European success in 2006. The next couple of years were difficult, with the dismissal of Rijkaard in 2008 and the appointment of Pep Guardiola, which marked the beginning of a new era.
In the 2008-09 season, the Argentine managed 19 goals and 38 assists in 51 games, helping Barcelona secure the titles of Champions League and La Liga del Copa. It was the first of an impressive seven Ballon d’Or won by him, and he played his first game as a false nine.
During the summer of 2012, Guardiola unexpectedly resigned prior to Barcelona’s triumph in obtaining 14 trophies over the course of four seasons, thanks to the contributions of Messi and his coach. In the following ten seasons, Messi would consistently surpass his goal-scoring records, an impressive feat considering that thirty-eight goals appeared to be an extraordinary figure for a player whose skills extended beyond mere scoring. The collaboration between Messi and Guardiola had a tremendous impact, narrating their unique tale.
Guardiola left and returned to manage Barcelona. Over the course of three consecutive years, it became apparent that the superstar had more influence than whoever was in the dugout. In fact, Gerardo Martino actually told Messi during his short tenure: “If you ask me for my opinion and call the president, I know that the next day he would fire me, but you don’t need to prove it to me every day, please.”
In the summer of 2021, instead of a happy ending like a fairy tale, the conclusion was a press conference filled with tears, as Barcelona’s challenges both on and off the field in recent times caused the player’s relationship with the club to deteriorate. According to government data, Leo was the fifth most popular name given to newborns in Catalonia in 2021, and it was the only name among the top six that didn’t have a Catalan origin, which provides additional context. Simply labeling Messi as a club legend doesn’t even come close to acknowledging his extraordinary achievements.
Until the moment he decided to sign for Miami Inter, there was a genuine possibility that Messi’s name was chanted at matches and there was hope right up until the end. The noises suggested that it was a real possibility from the club and many of the faithful believed that he might return to Nou Camp after his time in Paris came to an end. One intriguing aspect of Messi’s farewell is that his salary deferrals in 2020 and 2021 aimed at easing Barcelona’s financial troubles will continue to be paid by the club, meaning that his farewell is a means of easing the financial troubles of Barcelona until 2025.
Perhaps, he was wise enough to never forget about the old saying, “never go back”. Messi arguably became the greatest player in history while plying his trade for Barcelona, arguably the greatest team in history.
The Reasons Behind Messi’s Difficulties at Paris Saint-Germain
If his great footballing friends in Barcelona were missing him, then hiding his job certainly did a good job. Things started brightly for Messi at PSG in August 2021, emerging from the airport with a shirt emblazoned with the words “Paris Is This”. Every bit of the negotiations that led him to leave his home and consider new pastures was as complicated as Messi’s time in Paris.
In America, Messi managed to secure an even more profitable agreement, but in the end, the agreement entailed a possibility of extending for a third year at the identical rate. The athlete consented to a two-year pact with a net income of €25 million annually and received a €25 million bonus upon signing.
During his time in Paris, there persisted a persistent sensation that the move encompassed more than simply Messi’s skill with the ball at his toes. Despite ongoing triumphs on the pitch, circumstances in the French capital were distinct. Disputes outside the field were infrequent, and the media coverage mainly revolved around his exceptional talent. Prior to his arrival in France, the prevailing notion of the esteemed Argentine was that he was an individual who allowed his football prowess to speak for itself.
Following his signature, the Twitter account of the club amassed 800,000 followers within a month, seemingly emphasizing this fact. The club had been closely monitoring Messi for several years and believed that his market worth was just as noteworthy as his skills on the pitch. Barcelona was no longer able to sustain their valuable asset, and PSG could provide exceptional funds and the opportunity to compete in the Champions League. The agreement was mutually beneficial for all parties involved during the summer of 2021.
Messi had to adapt to a completely new environment, both with a different way of life in the city and a new family, as well as new teammates and coach. It was expected that there would be a period of acclimatization, so he stayed there for two decades and moved to Barcelona at the age of 13. Let’s not forget the Argentine’s move to Barcelona, which was a significant moment. Undoubtedly, when compared to his own high standards as a player, his performance in competitions may have been underwhelming, but it is certainly not a bad return with 34 assists and 11 goals from 34 games. Messi’s first season at PSG will not go down as a vintage year, but it will surely be written in the history books.
PSG failed to advance past the round of 16 in both of Messi’s seasons at Parc des Princes, however, the management may have been satisfied from a business perspective. Messi was recruited with the intention of leading the club to victory in the Champions League. Since Qatar Sports Investments began their financial support, the club’s success has skyrocketed from merely two domestic championships to an impressive 11 titles in the span of a decade. Nevertheless, this achievement should be viewed as the least expected outcome. During Messi’s tenure at PSG, the team emerged as champions of Ligue 1 in both seasons.
The Champions League was a greater priority, though, for the individuals who financed his income. For the initial occasion, the tournament occurred amidst a national season and Messi exerted his utmost effort to guarantee his ultimate triumph. This is comprehensible considering that his productivity significantly declined following the World Cup. However, he was not completely faultless and the deficiency in Europe was largely attributed to inadequate recruitment rather than the Argentine’s performances. He contributed to his team’s consecutive league championship and achieved a total of 41 goals and assists from 40 matches in all competitions during Messi’s second season at PSG.
Following the start of the new year, worsened by nine losses in all competitions, the sentiment among the loyal PSG fans was that the player who has achieved everything did not possess enough concern for the club’s jersey. The general agreement among the PSG faithful was that the player skipped a training session, and there was a certain inevitability that it would result in negative consequences. He received a two-week suspension and was fined for an unauthorized trip to Saudi Arabia as part of a business agreement to promote tourism in the region in early May. Messi’s connection with the PSG fans never came close to the strong bond he had with the supporters of Barcelona.
A remarkable 496 – the player with the highest number of goals in the history of Europe’s top five leagues, he became so as he assisted the club in securing a second consecutive league title in his second-to-last game for PSG, nevertheless. The harm had already been done but he expressed remorse for his behavior. It was reported that Messi would depart at the end of the season, the day after he was suspended, and ultimately the club took a firm stance. Seeking to earn substantial amounts of money without truly caring about the project, he was one of several players seen as. A strategy that prioritized famous names over unity came to be seen as indicative of the game’s major symbol.
It may not have been a Parisian fairy tale but, in any case, Messi still delivered an impressive performance in Ligue 1.
How Messi and Argentina emerged victorious in the 2022 World Cup in Qatar
It was finally time to put an end to it. The nation’s lucky charm failed to score his penalty in the shootout that determined the outcome of the Copa America. Surprisingly, he kicked the ball high and wide, as if to emphasize just how much his experience as a player for Argentina differed from his usual performance. Despite being in his prime with Barcelona, he was still recovering from his fourth loss in an international final within three years. At the age of 29 in 2016, Messi declared his retirement from playing for his country.
In a tight final, ultimately Argentina were beaten by Germany, but Messi had come close in 2014 and earned the player of the tournament accolade for his endeavors. There was a feeling in some circles that the player had only one additional obstacle to overcome if he desired to be regarded equally with his fellow countryman, Diego Maradona, and that was winning the World Cup for his nation. A few months later and the verdict had been overturned, bringing immense relief to nearly every individual in Argentina.
Some felt that Maradona’s career would conclude without emulating his captaincy of Argentina, and this was one of the biggest upsets in the history of the competition. In the second half, Saudi Arabia fought back to a 2-1 win, but this was exacerbated by Messi’s early penalty, which gave Argentina a lead in the opening game. The truth is that it puts terrible pressure on me and he is nervous. When is the second game? When is the first game? He asks. Thiago, my son, and Antonela, my wife, who watches all the national team games and knows all the possible match-ups, particularly within my country and family, knows the anxiety within “the”
It also happened to be the 1,000th game of Messi’s career. In a tightly contested match, Argentina finally edged out Australia in the knockout stages of the World Cup, scoring in the 16th round. Despite topping their group, Argentina ensured victory in the final group game against Poland with another 2-0 win. It took Messi 64 minutes to break the deadlock against Mexico, leaving Aimar Pablo in tears on the sidelines.
Following Messi’s act of provocation, where he covered his ears, Louis van Gaal, visibly enraged, the situation turned into an extremely heated and tense event with Messi teasing both Weghorst and him. Argentina emerged victorious in a penalty shootout, yet the atmosphere remained highly charged, leading the game into extra time. Wout Weghorst, who was substituted in, managed to score two late goals, resulting in a 2-2 draw. Remarkably, Messi’s pass for Nahuel Molina’s opening goal managed to bypass six Dutch players simultaneously, creating a sense of harmony. However, the quarter-final clash against the Netherlands turned out to be remarkably dramatic.
Although it seemed like Messi’s dream finally came true, there was nothing of note that he contributed in the attacking sense. At half-time, France, the reigning champions, were up 2-0. It looked like it would be a routine victory for Messi and co against France. However, in the first hour, it has been the greatest hour perhaps for Messi ever. Before the final, Messi scored another penalty, leading Argentina to a relatively straightforward 3-0 win over Croatia in the semi-final.
At the conclusion of the final, Maradona, his idol, was lifted aloft by his teammates in a manner that recalled his greatness. The image that defined the celebrations was of Argentina’s great acceptance of the trophy, with Maradona rubbing his hands in glee and accepting the honor of the robe. Argentina triumphed 4-2 in the shootout, with both Mbappe and Messi scoring penalties. In the final penalty, Mbappe completed his hat-trick with two minutes remaining, giving his team the lead, and Messi once again scored in extra time, extending the game. Just 97 seconds later, Mbappe leveled the scores with a stunning volley, and France was awarded a penalty with 10 minutes remaining.
I care about it and love it because I enjoy playing football. It might seem surprising that he has been willing to participate in international friendlies in order to achieve everything he wants in the words of a man himself. I want to continue living as a world champion and I want to continue playing more games with the national team.
The tale of Messi’s transfer to Major League Soccer and Inter Miami
David Beckham is unequivocal and confident when discussing the possibility of recruiting Messi for Inter Miami, the Major League Soccer team that he is a co-owner of.
When I got the phone call, I had the same feeling as an owner, thinking that I would never have the same achievement. It’s a hell of an accomplishment to beat all the competition and sign the greatest player ever in our game. I had that feeling when I walked out at Wembley or Old Trafford. And we’re talking about the biggest sporting market in the world, the American sporting history… This will be the biggest move in the MLS after Miami Inter won three World Cup titles in three years, bringing Leo Messi to the team.
The player’s strong start, highlighted by an exquisite goal, especially underlined the debut, and the numbers on social media are soaring through the roof. Apple has announced that Messi’s debut week games have set viewership records. Messi’s shirts are flying off the shelves. Miami hosting MLS teams is experiencing significant upticks in gameday revenue. Messi’s arrival in the United States is more than just a boost for a solitary club, it is a much greater boost.
It was a perfect moment yet again in his positively littered career, as he took the free kick from about 25 yards out and scored a goal in the 93rd minute of the match, marking himself as an icon in the first game of the season for Florida’s team. Could he be the winner everyone was watching and waiting for? Miami Inter drew 1-1 with Cruz Azul, a Mexican side, in their first game of the Cup Leagues season, a competition that sees MLS teams play against Liga MX teams.
He pondered over what is already the most unforgettable goal ever scored for an MLS team. When faced with a crucial moment, the Argentine’s skill in taking set-pieces is renowned and he usually comes through. Even before the ball had found the back of the net, Messi skillfully curved it past the goalkeeper and was jubilantly celebrating.
The previous play aimed to score in order to prevent going into a shootout. I was aware that it was a goal and I attempted to convert it. The goalkeeper failed to reach it and fortunately, it was on target. As I always do, I decided to go for it. It was perfectly arranged for me at the conclusion.
If the player can maintain this level of performance against much weaker defenses than he’s used to, it could have a significant impact on the league. In fact, Messi has already become the highest scorer in the competition. Not only has his team won all the games he has played in on their path to winning the Leagues Cup, but Messi himself has also scored 10 goals for Inter Miami.
The relationship between business and sports has a clear symbiotic aspect. This was clearly evident in the partnership between one of the biggest figures in sports, Messi, and one of the biggest companies in the world, Apple-owned Beats by Dre. An example of this was recently seen when DeAndre Yedlin, a teammate of the Argentine team, revealed that Messi had gifted him a pair of Beats by Dre headphones at a press conference. Messi’s impact, both commercially and in terms of popularity, is almost unprecedented in America.
This could be a turning point for the league, He feels. Daniel Kirschner, the CEO of Greenfly, is the CEO of a platform used by over 500 sports organizations to optimize digital content. After Messi left the Sunshine State, the repercussions for soccer in the country could be felt for a long time, in all honesty.
The awareness that the league carries is much broader and brings more value to MLS by showing teams’ awareness against him, who is playing. The impact of seeing those logos has exponentially expanded the number of people and reaches Miami’s Inter, which attaches value to sponsors and sponsors attach incredible value to Miami Inter itself. When we look at active athletes on social media, we can see the value that sponsors bring by sponsoring the arena, sponsoring jerseys, and carrying them.
The arrival of Martino Gerardo, the manager under whom Messi previously played for Barcelona and Argentina, gives the club a serious chance of making waves this season. It proves that the club and player will perform better as the club should take Miami Inter more seriously before the player’s arrival. Moreover, Messi’s presence has brought in huge money and should be seen as a project that can give the entire league a significant boost, just like Ronaldo Cristiano in Saudi Arabia.
The development of Messi’s style of play
Messi, speaking broadly, has played three different roles throughout his career: a proper striker, a false nine up front, and a right-winger. He combines these three elements best, making it impossible to find him and watch endless hours of footage.
I cried when I watched him play, and I must say, he is better. They say this goal he scored, which I saw, was perhaps the most famous ever scored, like a carbon copy of Maradona. I felt that Messi, when he scored a goal against Getafe as a teenager, had the ability with the ball at his feet that drew comparisons to Maradona. It was noted that Messi, at the start of his career, was a talented right-winger.
The only way to start, however, was this. In almost every top league in Europe, Samuel Eto’o was more than any other player, scoring and regularly cutting through defences. In his first season, Messi had great success in the role behind Eto’o. Guardiola made the decision to build the team around him and handed Messi the number 10 shirt, the star young player. In the summer of 2008, Barcelona left Ronaldinho around the same time Messi turned 21.
In the final of the Champions League, Barcelona beat Manchester United 2-0, securing the trophy with a header from Messi in the last twenty minutes. This tactic proved to be equally effective as the striker not only played as a poacher in the box, but also assisted in the opening goal and scored two himself. Ultimately, Barcelona triumphed with a 6-2 victory on the day, with Messi leading the way. However, the defenders of Real Madrid, Barcelona’s bitter rivals, were unable to follow the Argentine midfielder into the game, leaving the manager to suggest that Eto’o and Messi should swap positions early on in the match. This advice was given ahead of an away game against Real Madrid.
Most teams don’t use Messi as a centre-forward simply because they have the option to use him as a spare midfielder. Both player and club were consistently breaking records and reaching their peak. Messi was finding the back of the net as a box player, while Sergio Busquets, Andres Iniesta, and Xavi were joining and dropping off as crucial components at the tip of the diamond.
Raul Garcia, who encountered Messi on 33 occasions from 2004 to 2021, has discussed the challenges of confronting a player formidable in all offensive regions: “He was the supreme midfielder, the finest when he acquired possession from the flank, and the most exceptional at concluding.” When you witnessed him at close proximity, you comprehended the sheer magnitude of his greatness as a player.
Messi has always been a master at finding himself in the right positions to get a shot away, unlike any other player. Over the course of his career in the top five leagues, Messi has scored more than 44 goals per cent, which is more than an average shooter would produce from the same chances. There is no doubt that Messi has an extraordinary gift for creating space and playing a two-one game, which is unprecedented in the history of the game.
Perhaps the most notable aspect of Messi’s style is his tendency to casually stroll around the pitch in a manner that doesn’t seem to have the ball at odds with the guidance given to young people when they first start playing football. The player has explained that this is obviously not a result of laziness, but rather a way of conserving energy when it comes time to score goals and dribble, similar to how a coach on the pitch closely monitors the movements of defenders to calculate his next move, depicting Messi as a grandmaster chess player in the famous Louis Vitton advertisement.
Throughout the years, as his speed decreased, Messi took a different approach and advanced higher up the field, similar to his competitor Ronaldo. Time certainly impacts all of us eventually, and in his mid-30s, the small but talented Messi acquired a fondness for long passes while occasionally dribbling past opponents. Messi followed Beckham’s example, the individual who ended his playing career at PSG and played a crucial role in facilitating the transfer of the legendary Argentina player to the United States, and embraced the role of a quarterback in Paris as an older Messi.
Since bursting onto the scene at Barcelona, his game has constantly evolved, showcasing an otherworldly ability. Time and time again, he has delivered when it mattered most, as proven by his performances in the 2022 World Cup. It’s ironic that Messi excels not only in penalties, but also on the football pitch, proving that he is more than just a one-dimensional player.
Messi’s Income and Financial Situation Under Scrutiny
It suggests that they should look to capitalize on everything financially, without looking at the maximum consequences, if he ends up with serious tax issues. It suggests that they should just look to manage it well if you are able to manage a player well. It suggests that they are also concerned with the bottom line and looking to manage everything well. Messi’s father and experienced agent echoed these sentiments with the suggestion that they should just look to manage it well if you are able to manage a well-rounded player. He is geared towards money, but football is not far behind. Money is his number one passion. “One figure, who worked at one of Messi’s clubs in the last decade, made it very clear about the hierarchy of a man’s interests.”
The narrative of Ronaldo is easy, contrasting starkly with the introverted and shy character who loves nothing but playing football. They are all different characters, perhaps not quite so, but the issues of tax that both players have had happen. For those who have sought to characterize the rivalry between Ronaldo and Messi, the issues of tax represent an issue, as they represent a battle between good and evil in the modern game.
“He participated in football, and I accompanied him to the best of my ability.” Messi’s father stated: “Since my son’s career began, specifically in 2000 when we arrived in Barcelona, I have always made an effort to simplify his life. When testifying in court in 2016, both Leo and Jorge were among the initial targets, with accusations of evading over €4 million in taxes between 2007 and 2009 by channeling income from image rights through offshore tax havens in Uruguay and Belize, and subsequently through entities in the UK and Switzerland. The Spanish authorities decided to crack down on financial misconduct in football around 2013.”
He maintained throughout that his father, the player, handled everything and pleaded ignorance. In the Barcelona courtroom, he claimed that he only knew about football playing and didn’t worry about anything else. Without thinking deeply about it, he assumed that Jorge always had his best interests at heart and thus, he would never sign any contract in front of him. As far as money was concerned, he could only say that he had a vague grasp of the amounts involved.
The assessment of the popular figure’s squeaky-clean persona led many to suggest that he was far from fair, but rather, a cultivated public image. Additionally, Jorge received a fine of €1.5 million, while Leo received a fine of €2 million — both astronomical. Eventually, they were found guilty of three counts of defrauding the tax department and were handed suspended jail sentences of 21 months. They did not get off lightly, as they were ordered to pay €5 million in “reparations” and unpaid taxes. This was the conclusion reached in the Messis’ case.
After many times over, if even, a millionaire should be all turned down, he should perhaps know better about caring for and knowing things beyond the pitch. However, he had no problem taking money to promote tourism in Saudi Arabia. He is certainly not knowledgeable about the appalling human rights record in the region, and he had no problem taking money to promote tourism in Saudi Arabia. The truth is that Messi is probably neither a hero nor a villain, but a man who has little interest in anything beyond football since childhood.
Araujo y Mora Marcela, the journalist who has followed Messi’s career from the start, certainly deserves credit for giving money to worthy causes over the years, but he does not feel he deserves any blame for dealing with Messi’s financial matters.
I doubt he has a political ideology. I know he endorses a lot of humanitarian projects, but I don’t know if he thinks of selling razor blades for Gillette as any different. He just likes football. He never pretended to be anything else.
It is quite possible to note that Messi’s own story tells of his father’s control over his affairs, and that fact is indeed very telling. It is noted that in his life, he doesn’t consider anything else deeply, except for his gargantuan football brain.
One source stated that Jorge, who was not a business specialist, suddenly ran a big company called Lionel Messi Limited. It can sometimes be a disadvantage to not have more experienced individuals, but one advantage for Leo is that he can always rely on his father as a manager.
Messi’s achievements on the field have resulted in requests that someone without a business background would not have been adequately prepared for. It appears absurd to assign someone to such a role solely based on being the father of a football prodigy. If a person earns such a large sum of money without paying proper attention to their surroundings, the occurrence of tax fraud was bound to happen. Outside of the football field, certain challenges have inevitably caused Messi to solely prioritize what unfolds on the pitch.