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Lionel Messi Is Heading To MLS, Decides To Join Inter Miami by Almiron: 2:52pm On Jun 07, 2023
Lionel Messi has reportedly decided to join Inter Miami, with Barcelona missing out on a homecoming deal for the World Cup winner.

WHAT HAPPENED? Messi will become a free agent when his contract at Paris Saint-Germain officially expires on June 30, with the club having confirmed his departure before their final game of the Ligue 1 season. Speculation over the 35-year-old's next move has intensified since then, with Barcelona publicly stepping up their attempts to bring him back to Camp Nou. Saudi Arabian club Al-Hilal have also been pushing hard to sign Messi in recent months, but Guillem Balague has now revealed that he will be embarking on the next stage of his career in America.


THE BIGGER PICTURE: Inter Miami have won the race to sign Messi with the help of commercial partners Apple and adidas. The Athletic have reported that the World Cup winner is set to a share of revenue from Apple TV+'s MLS Season Pass, while adidas have offered him a profit-sharing agreement to strengthen their long-term relationship.

AND WHAT'S MORE: Messi's father admitted earlier this week that his son favoured a return to Barcelona, but their precarious financial situation ultimately made a final deal impossible. Gerard Pique, Sergio Busquets and Jordi Alba have all left the club since the turn of the year, but Barca still need to reduce their wage bill significantly before they will be able able to register any new players. Al-Hilal, meanwhile, will have to wait until at least 2024 before reigniting their interest in Messi, with GOAL having revealed that the forward asked to delay a potential move to the Middle East while assessing his options after leaving PSG.

https://www.goal.com/en/news/lionel-messi-heading-to-mls-argentina-star-confirms-deal-with-inter-miami-barcelona-fail-transfer/blt54557bb7ff50ad64

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Re: Lionel Messi Is Heading To MLS, Decides To Join Inter Miami by Acekidc4(m): 2:59pm On Jun 07, 2023
The Original GOAT.

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Re: Lionel Messi Is Heading To MLS, Decides To Join Inter Miami by Almiron: 3:03pm On Jun 07, 2023
Leo Messi actually turned down €1.2 BILLION to play in Saudi Arabia.

We told y'all pendu fantoys that the GOAT won't go to camel's league, no matter how much dem offer him. Saudi if for finished players, my fav still dey ball. He go ball till 40 atleast.

Inter Miami FC got a new fan, time to order their original jersey, thank God MLS is easy to watch, even DSTV dey show am.

Anywhere LEO go i go.

I got some unnecessary mentions from dumbos pendu fans, they're comparing the MLS with camel's league lmao, simple google go save una from embarrassing una lineage here. You wan dey compare day and night


Included in Lionel Messi's deal with Inter Miami:

➡️ Percentage on subscriptions to the MLS Season Pass from APPLE TV, paid directly by APPLE

➡️ Percentage of Inter Miami shirt sales, paid directly by Adidas

➡️ Possibility of acquiring an MLS franchise at the end of his career

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Re: Lionel Messi Is Heading To MLS, Decides To Join Inter Miami by ernesco0816517(m): 3:05pm On Jun 07, 2023
GOATED

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Re: Lionel Messi Is Heading To MLS, Decides To Join Inter Miami by lhordspy: 3:30pm On Jun 07, 2023
What's he thinking? How can you reject barcelona and a £1billion dollar deal to saudi Arabia just to play in a league where mass shooting is on the high.

Inter-miami is even fighting relegation for fvck sake... angry

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Re: Lionel Messi Is Heading To MLS, Decides To Join Inter Miami by IkeIgboNiile(m): 4:06pm On Jun 07, 2023
lhordspy
What's he thinking? How can you reject barcelona and a £1billion dollar deal just to play in a league where mass shooting is on the high.

Inter-miami is even fighting relegation for fvck sake... angry

As for Barcelona, he's work there is done as a player. They need to rebuild for the future and him coming back will end that growth.

They don't have relegation in MLS. No matter how many matches you play you won't be relegated but the first 4 go for playoffs and final.

This deal makes better sense than the Saudi deals. Tye climate in saudi will be horrible for him and his family while he already owns a house in miami/regularly vacations there and his kids will be educated in the US. He'll get 35% stake in the club.

He won't want that competition between him and cronaldo to continue in the twilight of his career.

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Re: Lionel Messi Is Heading To MLS, Decides To Join Inter Miami by ojehmario1969(m): 4:56pm On Jun 07, 2023
This deal sha
Advantages:
- A share of Apple+ profits for new subscribers
- A percentage of Adidas profits
- Acquisition of a team after retirement

Compare am to $1.2 billion saudi offer for just 2yrs oo. Messi sef ehn grin

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Re: Lionel Messi Is Heading To MLS, Decides To Join Inter Miami by nairalanda1(m): 4:56pm On Jun 07, 2023
Well, let's see if he would lift up Inter Miami

Also, Miami is probably one of the largest Spanish speaking areas in the USA...hence his going there.

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Re: Lionel Messi Is Heading To MLS, Decides To Join Inter Miami by ojehmario1969(m): 4:56pm On Jun 07, 2023
lhordspy:
What's he thinking? How can you reject barcelona and a £1billion dollar deal just to play in a league where mass shooting is on the high.

Inter-miami is even fighting relegation for fvck sake... angry
I dey tell you. Although messi go confirm am soon for instagram. So we expect to hear it from him

Of all places na inter miami sha e don complete football

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Re: Lionel Messi Is Heading To MLS, Decides To Join Inter Miami by CitynewsNG(m): 4:57pm On Jun 07, 2023
Go Messi

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Re: Lionel Messi Is Heading To MLS, Decides To Join Inter Miami by 9jaBloke: 4:57pm On Jun 07, 2023
Messi ignore the comments and go to Saudi Arabia

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Re: Lionel Messi Is Heading To MLS, Decides To Join Inter Miami by Soylife(m): 4:57pm On Jun 07, 2023
If he likes let him join Ajeokuta or Enyimba,he has fininshed football and he is the greatest of all time. Thank you Messi for giving me the world cup,I don't argue with penaldians again.

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Re: Lionel Messi Is Heading To MLS, Decides To Join Inter Miami by marlow1962(m): 4:57pm On Jun 07, 2023
Ok

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Re: Lionel Messi Is Heading To MLS, Decides To Join Inter Miami by princeade86(m): 4:57pm On Jun 07, 2023
D fair of cr7. Let see how many players he will command to MLS due to his name like cr7 doing to for Saudi Arabia league with reasonable offer.

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Re: Lionel Messi Is Heading To MLS, Decides To Join Inter Miami by nairalanda1(m): 4:57pm On Jun 07, 2023
American clubs don't run a league system similar to the European league system.

MLS clubs don't get 'relegated'....they play for the playoffs, and whoever wins the playoffs is the league champion. There are also no promotions from a lower league as in the European system.

In that respect, the MLS is similar to the NBA , NFL and NHL.(If you are fan of the NBA, NFL etc, the MLS system should not be strange to you) Teams are, roughly speaking, franchises of the organisation. Anyone with money can set up a franchise , provided there is space and provided the MLS considers the town. Inter Miami is an example.

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Re: Lionel Messi Is Heading To MLS, Decides To Join Inter Miami by MrBroke(m): 4:58pm On Jun 07, 2023
The GOAT of football. MLS league we go start to watch ona no be only basketball now

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Re: Lionel Messi Is Heading To MLS, Decides To Join Inter Miami by Haveyoueatentod: 4:59pm On Jun 07, 2023
Can David Beckham pay Messi cry cry

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Re: Lionel Messi Is Heading To MLS, Decides To Join Inter Miami by Emu4life(m): 4:59pm On Jun 07, 2023
Which kind bad news be dz?? Almiron, are you sure about this?

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Re: Lionel Messi Is Heading To MLS, Decides To Join Inter Miami by OJEEMAH(m): 5:00pm On Jun 07, 2023
lhordspy:
What's he thinking? How can you reject barcelona and a £1billion dollar deal just to play in a league where mass shooting is on the high.

Inter-miami is even fighting relegation for fvck sake... angry
Did you skip the part where he will share revenue with Apple TV and also share profit with Addidas?

This guy has just won himself and probably his generation one of the biggest deal in football history.

And the deal with Al Hilal is still on the card. He might join them in 2024.

Leo is just too smart. He’s trying to use one stone to kill two birds.

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Re: Lionel Messi Is Heading To MLS, Decides To Join Inter Miami by Praktikal100000: 5:00pm On Jun 07, 2023
A fish cannot show skills outside water. Na only Barca pessi fit shine. CR7 is bae

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Re: Lionel Messi Is Heading To MLS, Decides To Join Inter Miami by princeade86(m): 5:00pm On Jun 07, 2023
IkeIgboNiile:
lhordspy
What's he thinking? How can you reject barcelona and a £1billion dollar deal just to play in a league where mass shooting is on the high.

Inter-miami is even fighting relegation for fvck sake... angry

As for Barcelona, he's work there is done as a player. They need to rebuild for the future and him coming back will end that growth.

They don't have relegation in MLS. No matter how many matches you play you won't be relegated but the first 4 go for playoffs and final.

This deal makes better sense than the Saudi deals. Tye climate in saudi will be horrible for him and his family while he already owns a house in miami/regularly vacations there and his kids will be educated in the US. He'll get 35% stake in the club.

He won't want that competition between him and cronaldo to continue in the twilight of his career.
the money na Audio money bro. Na media dey fabricate the story. Who can pay such amount for Messi. Even cr7 that have image right, good commercial value, they don't pay him like that.

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Re: Lionel Messi Is Heading To MLS, Decides To Join Inter Miami by nairalanda1(m): 5:01pm On Jun 07, 2023
lhordspy:
What's he thinking? How can you reject barcelona and a £1billion dollar deal to saudi Arabia just to play in a league where mass shooting is on the high.

Inter-miami is even fighting relegation for fvck sake... angry

MLS clubs do not get relegated. The American league system is different from the European system...which can be confusing for European league players and coaches.

As this article puts it

American soccer does not have promotion and relegation, making Major League Soccer one of the only first-division professional soccer leagues in the world where clubs don't have to fear the drop.

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Re: Lionel Messi Is Heading To MLS, Decides To Join Inter Miami by BigBlackPreek(m): 5:01pm On Jun 07, 2023
World Best ever

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Re: Lionel Messi Is Heading To MLS, Decides To Join Inter Miami by FahBuLous: 5:01pm On Jun 07, 2023
OH MY GOAT.

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Re: Lionel Messi Is Heading To MLS, Decides To Join Inter Miami by princeade86(m): 5:02pm On Jun 07, 2023
OJEEMAH:
Did you skip the part where he will share revenue with Apple TV and also share profit with Addidas?

This guy has just won himself and probably his generation one of the biggest deal in football history.

And the deal with Al Hilal is still on the card. He might join them in 2024.
but they allow cr7, king benz their 💯 image right. They won't share with anybody. So their offer best to Messi own.

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Re: Lionel Messi Is Heading To MLS, Decides To Join Inter Miami by CodeTemplar: 5:02pm On Jun 07, 2023
Almiron:
Leo Messi actually turned down €1.2 BILLION to play in Saudi Arabia.

We told y'all pendu fantoys that the GOAT won't go to camel's league, no matter how much dem offer him. Saudi if for finished players, my fav still dey ball. He go ball till 40 atleast.

Inter Miami FC got a new fan, time to order their original jersey, thank God MLS is easy to watch, even DSTV dey show am.

Anywhere LEO go i go.
wait until he is Ronaldo's age before you mock.

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Re: Lionel Messi Is Heading To MLS, Decides To Join Inter Miami by lhordspy: 5:03pm On Jun 07, 2023
nairalanda1:

American clubs don't run a league system similar to the European league system.

MLS clubs don't get 'relegated'....they play for the playoffs, and whoever wins the playoffs is the league champion. There are also no promotions from a lower league as in the European system.

In that respect, the MLS is similar to the NBA , NFL and NHL. Teams are, roughly speaking, franchises of the organisation. Anyone with money can set up a franchise , provided there is space and provided the MLS considers the town. Inter Miami is an example.

That is unseriosness not football. No wonder they call it soccer.

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Re: Lionel Messi Is Heading To MLS, Decides To Join Inter Miami by Nex12: 5:04pm On Jun 07, 2023
lhordspy:
What's he thinking? How can you reject barcelona and a £1billion dollar deal to saudi Arabia just to play in a league where mass shooting is on the high.

Inter-miami is even fighting relegation for fvck sake... angry
oga righteousness there is no religation in mls

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Re: Lionel Messi Is Heading To MLS, Decides To Join Inter Miami by damble: 5:04pm On Jun 07, 2023
Where is Ronaldo going next? He should just stay put in Saudi and continue enjoying his money

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