Lionel Messiis expected not to end his career at Paris Saint-Germain afterDavid Beckhamhas reportedly been ‘in talks’ with him about a move to Inter Miami.
The 34-year-old Argentine superstar stunned the world this summer after he made a shock emotional exit from Barcelona.
Messi revealed his desire to stay at the Spanish side by agreeing to take a 50 per cent pay cut, but Barcelona’s new deal for the club legend fell through due to La Liga’s financial regulations.
The Barcelona legend completed a sensational free transfer move to PSG on a two-year contract, with an option to extend for another 12 months.
However, Inter Miami co-owner and president Beckham has appeared to waste no time in engineering a potential swoop for Messi.
According toThe Daily Mirror, Messi snapped up a staggering six luxury penthouse apartments during his time in Miami a few weeks ago.
The newspaper added that the six-time Ballon d’Or winner is preparing for life after PSG following Beckham’s approach to sign him for Inter Miami.
Messi could follow in the footsteps of Beckham by moving to the MLS and the future opportunity of acquiring a football franchise in the States when he retires.
Beckham has previously expressed his desire of luring the likes of Messi and Juventus superstar Cristiano Ronaldo to Inter Miami.
“Without a doubt, those are the type of players [Messi and Ronaldo] that we aspire to bring to our club,” he said ahead of the MLS pre-season.
“I think that the fans would really appreciate that. But, you know, as owners, we want players here that are driven, that want to win, and that’s our priority.
“With [current players] Blaise Matuidi and Gonzalo [Higuain], these are players that we feel add to the glitz and the glamour of what the club is.
“Going forward, we also want to bring other players in if we have the opportunity to bring some great names in, you obviously mentioned Leo and Cristiano.
“They’ve been at the top of their game for the last 15 years because of hard work.”
Jorge Mas, a co-owner of Inter Miami, echoed the Manchester United legend’s sentiments in bringing Messi to the MLS club.
“I am optimistic Messi will play in an Inter Miami shirt because I think it will complete the legacy of the greatest player in our generation and will meet with the ambitions of the owners of Inter Miami to build a world-class team,” he told the Miami Herald in June.
Mas added: “David and I have been working really hard, we have aspirations of bringing the best players here and Messi is a generational player, arguably the best player of all time.”
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