Lionel Messi has put an end to all speculations about his transfer as now he has officially confirmed his desire to join Inter Miami in the United States. The World Cup winner in an interview with Mundo Deportivo, said, "I’m gonna join Inter Miami. The decision is 100% confirmed."
Al-Hilal has reportedly made one big offer in a final attempt to sign Lionel Messi. Earlier, it was reported that the Argentina star was headed towards Inter Miami but Al-Hilal reportedly have not given up in their pursuit of the 2022 World Cup winner.
Lionel Messi is reportedly set to join Inter Miami, according to noted football transfer expert Fabrizio Romano. The star Argentina player's future has been subject of speculation since his exit from PSG but now, it is reportedly clear that he will head to the United States to play football next season.
🚨🚨 BREAKING: Lionel Messi to Inter Miami, here we go! The decision has been made and it will be announced by Leo in the next hours #InterMiami
🇺🇸 Messi will play in MLS next season. No more chances for Barcelona despite trying to make it happen.
𝐇𝐄𝐑𝐄 𝐖𝐄 𝐆𝐎#Messi #MLS pic.twitter.com/UYqemodrxk— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) June 7, 2023
Lionel Messi is set to join MLS outfit Inter Miami, according to a report by BBC's Guillem Balague. The Argentina star had the options of rejoining Barcelona or signing of Inter Miami or Saudi Arabia's Al-Hilal and it appears that he has preferred a move to the US.
Posts from the official account of Lionel Messi's wife Antonela Roccuzzo have hinted at his potential return to Barcelona. The Catalan club is in talks to re-sign their former legend after he left PSG at the end of the season. Read more about her posts here.
Lionel Messi's transfer saga keeps getting interesting! According to a report in Goal, he has asked for this move to Al-Hilal delayed to 2024. This has once again sparked speculations about his intention of rejoining Barcelona.Lionel Messi Asks to Delay Al-Hilal Move
🚨 Leo Messi has asked his representatives to stop talks with Al-Hilal and postpone the negotiations until next year.(Source: @GoalEspana) pic.twitter.com/0uNW3lYtVm— Transfer News Live (@DeadlineDayLive) June 5, 2023
Lionel Messi's father Jorge has met Barcelona president Joan Laporta to discuss his potential return to the Catalonian club. Messi has been rumoured to be making a return to Barcelona.Messi's Father Meets Barcelona President
🚨 Jorge Messi and Barcelona president Joan Laporta — meeting now to discuss Leo’s return after La Liga approved the plan.
More to follow on the Messi saga, key hours and days ahead.
🧨🎥 Exclusive video by @tjuanmarti pic.twitter.com/Fshgi2xX8f— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) June 5, 2023
After his PSG exit was confirmed, Lionel Messi has been reported to have accepted an offer to join Al-Hilal. According to FootMercato's Santi Aouna, Messi's father, Jorge has accepted the offer from the Saudi Arabian club. A return for Messi to Barcelona is also on the cards and cannot be ruled out just yet. It would be interesting to see what transpires in this saga.
Ahead of the final match of the season for PSG, manager Christopher Galtier confirms that Lionel Messi won't be part of the club from next season as he is not extending his contract and will leave on a future transfer.
As per reports suggest, Saudi Arabian club Al-Hilal wants to lure Lionel Messi out of PSG by offering one of his teammates, Marco Verratti, a mega €60 million per year contract. Although it will be difficult to secure the move for Verratti as he is still contracted, but if the deal goes through, assurance of having a quality player besides him can help convince Lionel Messi for the move to the Saudi club.
Is Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) superstar, Lionel Messi, joining his arch-rival, Cristiano Ronaldo, in the Saudi Pro League in Saudi Arabia? According to AFP, the World Cup winner's transfer to Al-Hilal in Saudi Arabia is a 'done deal'. There have been widespread reports that Messi will leave PSG this summer after his current contract with the French club runs out in the summer. He also ruled out any chance of re-joining his former club, Barcelona. The report further states that the Argentine footballer’s contract with the Saudi Arabian side is valued at a staggering £262 million annually. Lionel Messi Agrees to Join Al-Hilal at the End of Season, Argentine Star's Transfer to Saudi Arabia 'Done Deal': Report.
The development comes after PSG expelled Messi for taking a trip to Saudi Arabia without any permission. The World Cup winner, on his arrival from Saudi Arabia, soon released a video, issuing his apology to the club for an unapproved trip. The reports further mentioned that Messi was suspended for 14-15 days after not showing up for training on Monday, just a day after PSG slumped to a 3-1 home defeat against Lorient in Ligue 1. However, on Monday, Messi was seen training with his club (PSG).
"I want to apologise obviously to my teammates and the club. I honestly thought we were going to have the day off after the match, as had happened in the previous weeks. I had organised this trip to Saudi Arabia, having cancelled it previously. This time I couldn't cancel it. I am sorry for what I did and I wait to see what the club decides to do," Messi stated in an Instagram post following his Saudi trip. Lionel Messi Transfer News: PSG Star Set to Join Al-Hilal Along With Former Teammates Sergio Busquets and Jordi Alba, Says Report.
Nevertheless, if the news reports come true then Messi would rekindle his rivalry with his nemesis and Portugal’s leading goal-scorer, Cristiano Ronaldo, in the Saudi Pro League, where CR7 plays for the Al-Nassr.