Lionel Messi Shockingly Set to Turn Down PSG’s New Offer as David Beckham’s Inter Miami Grow Confident in Bringing the FIFA WC Winner to America

Published 01/24/2023, 7:00 AM EST
Soccer Football – The Ballon d’Or Awards – Theatre du Chatelet, Paris, France – November 29, 2021 Paris St Germain’s Lionel Messi during the awards REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

Lionel Messi is subject to transfer speculation again after news of him not renewing his PSG contract. Argentine, who is in the last five months of his contract now, will be a free agent in the summer and can enter into a pre-agreement with any other club. After Cristiano Ronaldo, Messi might leave European soccer in the summer of this year with David Beckham’s club, confident of signing him. 

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It will be another iconic free transfer if Messi moves away from the Parisian club. Transfer experts reported earlier that the former Barcelona legend would renew with PSG, but winning the World Cup has changed everything. Inter Miami is leading the race, as per many reports.

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Lionel Messi to MLS club Inter Miami?

Transfer expert Gerardo Romero broke the news that Messi has no intention of renewing with PSG on Monday. After the report, fans are mulling over Argentine’s future after the season ends. It also confused PSG fans, as there were reports of Messi agreeing to a one-year deal with the club.  

The FIFA World Cup winner was set to decide on his PSG future after the World Cup. He was on an extended vacation after the successful campaign, and MLS transfer experts believe Inter Miami contacted Messi during this time. The MLS club is confident to pull off the move for the PSG star as they think their proposal is financially better. 

However, PSG hasn’t given up on the player and will keep pushing for an extension until the season ends. Meanwhile, PSG and Inter Miami are not the only clubs interested in the Argentine. 

Soccer Football – Champions League – Group A – Paris St Germain v RB Leipzig – Parc des Princes, Paris, France – October 19, 2021 Paris St Germain’s Lionel Messi celebrates scoring their second goal with Kylian Mbappe REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

It is now up to the player to decide which club he wants to play for next season. If Messi decides to play in MLS, it will be a tremendous boost for soccer in the country. MLS Fans will be happy to have Messi in the US, especially after Cristiano Ronaldo snubbed the league last month. 

It comes as great news for MLS after Ronaldo’s snub 

Cristiano Ronaldo was on the radar of many MLS clubs, and Sporting Kansas City was leading the race. ESPN analyst Taylor Twellman reported that the MLS club is very close to signing the Portuguese. Their offer was such compelling that Ronaldo’s team and the club representatives held multiple talks. 

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The package offered by Kansas City, including the wages, was very close to that of the Saudi Arabian club Al Nassr. But the former Real Madrid superstar decided against it and joined Al Nassr to become the highest-paid athlete. 

Now, recent news of Messi not willing to renew with PSG and Inter Miami confident to pull off the signing comes as a great hope for MLS and its fans. The move also makes sense with the US hosting the next FIFA World Cup in 2026 if Messi decides to play till then.

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Nikhil Nibe

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Nikhil is a Soccer writer at EssentiallySports. He is a pharmaceutics graduate holding a PG degree in management with marketing as a specialization. A sales professional since 2011, he decided to change the course of his career into a sports writer to follow his passion for Soccer.

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