Barcelona manager Xavi has insisted Lionel Messi joined Major League Soccer side Inter Miami over a return to Camp Nou because he wants a "quieter life".
Messi announced his decision to move to the United States this week after it was confirmed the World Cup winner would not extend his two-season stay with Paris Saint-Germain. There was also a lucrative offer from Saudi Arabian giants Al Hilal.
Barcelona's PR machine has been in full force in the wake of the legendary forward's […] Xavi explains Lionel Messi's Barcelona snub – 90min
Lionel Messi could possibly return to FC Barcelona in the MLS off-season.
Lionel Messi could return to FC Barcelona on loan from Inter Miami in late 2023, or at the turn of 2024, if following the trajectory of other European stars that switched to the MLS yet made temporary pit stops on the Old Continent prior to heading back across the Atlantic.
In interviews with Mundo Deportivo and SPORT, Messi announced that he will join the David Beckham co-owned franchise after being released from his […] Lionel Messi Set For FC Barcelona Return During Inter Miami MLS Offseason – Forbes
Barcelona have taken aim at Lionel Messi after he elected to join Inter Miami over his boyhood club.
WHAT HAPPENED? The Blaugrana put out a back-handed statement on Wednesday evening, clearly sniping at Messi for electing not to re-sign for the club. Messi is instead destined for Inter Miami, and claimed that Barcelona had never sent him an official proposal.
WHAT THEY SAID? "On Monday, June 5, Jorge Messi, the player’s father and representative, informed Club President Joan Laporta of […] 'A league with fewer demands' – Barcelona aim dig at Lionel Messi and MLS in back-handed …
Argentine soccer icon Lionel Messi, who announced Wednesday that he is finalizing a deal to spend the next stage of his career with Inter Miami, explained the reasoning behind his decision in an exclusive interview with Mundo Deportivo, a Barcelona-based sports media outlet.
Messi’s contract with Paris Saint-German expires June 30, and word was that his first choice was to return to FC Barcelona, where he spent 21 years since joining as a teenager. He also had a $500 million offer to play for […] Lionel Messi explains here why he chose Inter Miami over Barcelona, Saudi Arabia
With widespread reports now indicating that Lionel Messi will sign for Major League Soccer club Inter Miami, the world is still coming to terms with what exactly that means. Consider for a moment that he turned down $1 billion to join the Saudi Arabian league and then there was also the club of his heart, FC Barcelona, to who he was expected to return. So, what happened?
To be honest, not a whole lot and of the details we do have, there seems to be some conflict. Spanish publication ‘Sport’ […] How much will Lionel Messi make at Inter Miami? Contract details – AS USA – Diario AS
Soccer superstar Lionel Messi has signed a historic deal with Inter Miami. He instantly becomes the highest-paid and highest-profile athlete in the entire United States.
Lionel Messi is coming to Inter Miami, rejecting a $500 million deal from Saudi Arabia and a sentimental pull to return to FC Barcelona, where he spent the first 21 years of his career. His highly anticipated decision puts to rest an endless trail of rumors that circulated around the world for […] Lionel Messi says he plans to play for Inter Miami in MLS | Miami Herald
Argentine superstar Lionel Messi said Wednesday he’s going to join the Major League Soccer club Inter Miami.
“I made the decision that I am going to Miami. I still haven’t closed it one hundred percent. I’m missing some things but we decided to continue my journey there,” the seven-time world player of the year said in an interview posted by Spanish outlets SPORT and Mundo Deportivo.
As Barcelona work to take Lionel Messi back to the Camp Nou, the Argentine has received offers from two other major European clubs, AS understands.
This newspaper has been unable to confirm the identity of the pair of suitors, but it is believed that they could be Premier League teams. There are a number of clubs in the English top flight with the resources to sign Messi.
Messi, who is to leave Paris Saint-Germain when his contract expires at the end of June, is also being tipped for a move to […] Who will Messi join? Barça, Miami, Saudi target has two more suitors – AS USA – Diario AS
Lionel Messi has strong emotional ties to FC Barcelona and the Spanish giant is pushing hard for him to rejoin the club; but the financial package reportedly being put together by Inter Miami, Major League Soccer and its partners might be difficult to turn down.
The Herald has been reporting for months that Inter Miami’s offer to sign Messi this summer would likely be sweetened by Apple, which last year signed a 10-year $2.5 billion broadcast deal with the league, as well as by MLS, which […] Inter Miami offer to Lionel Messi sweetened by Apple, Adidas, MLS, report says