“He’s Gonna Be Wealthy Like Forever”: Logan Paul and His ‘ImPaulsive’ Co-Hosts Probe Lionel Messi’s New Contract

Published 07/05/2023, 12:30 PM EDT

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Argentine Soccer star Lionel Messi, widely regarded as the best player in the world, is once again making headlines as he prepares to change clubs. Despite winning the FIFA World Cup last year, Messi’s time with his current club PSG has been marred by disappointing results in European competitions.

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As a result, the Argentine superstar has decided to explore new opportunities, and his destination is none other than Major League Soccer (MLS). According to reports, Messi has chosen to sign with Inter Miami, a rising force in the MLS and the specifics of the contract are truly remarkable. Moreover, this even prompted YouTube sensation Logan Paul to discuss this massive contract and share his thoughts on the best player coming to the United States.

Logan Paul and co-host dive deep into Lionel Messi’s Inter Miami contract

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In a recent episode of Logan’s popular podcast ImPaulsive, the panel delved into the details of Messi’s new contract. The discussion shed light on the fascinating aspects of the deal and the potential implications for the football world.

After Paul asked co-host Mike Majlak about the details of the contract, the latter revealed that Messi had a deal valued between $125 and $150 million. The duration of this contract would be two and a half years, with an option to extend to 2026. However, what caught the attention of the panel was an astounding offer he turned down. Apparently, the Saudi Arabian football scene presented Messi with a jaw-dropping offer of $1.6 billion for three years.

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They took a deal valued between $125 and $150 million for two and a half years, with an option in 2026. Uh, but, but it’s more so what he turned down. Evidently, there was an offer from Saudi for $1.6 billion for three years,” said Majlak.

The panel also speculated that the Soccer star will earn even more through the deal with Inter Miami. This would be thanks to various incentives and benefits that came with the deal including some stake in the club as well.

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A member of the panel claimed that Messi will share profits with two of MLS’s biggest commercial partners, Apple and Adidas. Additionally, Messi has the opportunity to purchase a minority stake in Inter Miami. This will make him the second footballer with a minority stake in the club along with English legend David Beckham.

There’s equity. There’s equity. He gets equity in Adidas. No, I understand there’s profit sharing, but he also gets equity in the team. He gets equity in the Miami Football Club,” said Majlak.

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With Messi’s contract with PSG set to expire on June 30, his departure from the Ligue 1 club was confirmed. Now, all eyes are on his imminent arrival at Inter Miami. The move to MLS presents an exciting new chapter in Messi’s illustrious career.

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Moreover, the analysis provided by  Paul and his co-hosts shed light on the intricacies of his contract. With the soccer world watching for his arrival, all signs point to Messi’s move to Inter Miami as a milestone moment for both the player and Major League Soccer. What did you think about Paul and his co-hosts diving deep into Messi’s new contract? In addition, what are your thoughts about the new developments in Messi’s career? Let us know in the comments below.

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