A Different Mess, Saudi rejection to Inter Miami, USA

After all, soccer’s gods are different. He resists the lure of oil money and heads to the United States.

Lionel Messi (35) is throwing down the gauntlet in the American Major League Soccer (MLS).

In January of this year, Cristiano Ronaldo (Al Nasr) and recently Karim Benzema (Al Ittihad) moved to Saudi Arabia for astronomical salaries.

Messi, who parted ways with Paris Saint-Germain after this season, is also a target for the Saudis. It was even reported that Al-Hilal had offered the world’s highest salary of €600 million (approx. KRW 836.4 billion) to sign a provisional contract.

After much deliberation, Messi’s representatives decided not to go to Saudi Arabia. He chose Inter Miami over his hometown club FC Barcelona.

Hernan Castillo, a well-known Argentine journalist, and Gerard Romero, a Spanish transfer market expert, reported on the 7th that “Messi has agreed to sign with Inter Miami”. Forbes and other media outlets picked up the story. 메이저사이트

Inter Miami is co-owned by English legend David Beckham. They have been tracking Messi in the past.

The terms of the transfer included a loan to Barcelona with an opponent in Inter, as previously reported. This is said to have been a big factor in Messi’s choice.

The deal has yet to be finalized, but for now, the move to Saudi Arabia has been scrapped.

Last week, Spain’s Sport reported that Inter Miami had made a formal offer to Messi for a four-year contract, paying him €50 million a year.

It’s a lot less than what the Saudis offered, but Messi, like Ronaldo and Benzema, didn’t fall for the lure of oil money.

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