A deal with a club in Saudi Arabia is expected almost every hour. But Argentina are world champions Lionel Messi Resisted the temptation of a three-digit million salary in the desert and remains with it Intermiami The newest superstar in Major League Soccer (MLS).
The transition will be funded by millions of dollars from Apple. The technology group is making its own documentary about Messi and wants to share in the revenue from the 35-year-old’s MLS broadcasts.
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In its fourth season in the American professional league, Inter Miami is still not a major player. With eleven losses and five wins, the team is tied for 15th and last place in the Eastern Conference. It recently lost its co-owner’s job. David Beckham’s former Manchester United sidekick Bill Neville The coach was fired.
Now it’s up to Lionel Messi to fix that. The Florida club will become the third club in the career of the Argentine world champion, who turns 36 on June 24. Two years later, the best player in the world left Paris. His longtime employer Barcelona FC You are so in debt that you are financially unable to re-sign him.
Money may not have been a problem for Saudi Arabia, but the club did Al Hilal Despite a rumored annual salary of €400 million, the father-of-three is currently not interested.
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Argentina Parish and House
Messi moves to Florida, where he bought a house several years ago, where there is a large Argentinian community. Interim coach Javier Morales, Gonzalo’s brother Federico Higuain and his assistant coach Cristian Ledesma came from Messi’s home.
In MLS, the salary is relatively modest, but Messi is an international star and a publicity vehicle. The deal in Miami could only come with global brands like Adidas and Apple paying the majority. The contract should bring Argentina 200 million over four years – newspaper reports game From Barcelona.
David Beckham has achieved a major goal and brought one of the world’s best players to the United States. The rumors were sparked when the 47-year-old Englishman visited the training ground of Paris SG, where he plays, in late April. “Biggest deal in MLS history,” he wrote at the time times.
An informant He also hinted to the media a possible date for Messi’s MLS debut should he sign: Inter Miami’s League Cup match against Mexican club Cruz Azul on July 21 in Miami.
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103 million for Bellingham
Meanwhile, another high-profile transfer has also been reported. England national football team player Jude Bellingham Moves the club for a sensational sum of millions. Real Madrid Agreed Borussia Dortmund 103 million euros in the commitment of the 19-year-old midfielder. Bellingham moved to Germany in 2020 from English second division club Birmingham for around €25 million.
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