Lionel Messi, one of the most iconic and talented footballers of our time, is set to embark on a new chapter in his illustrious career. After leaving Paris Saint-Germain (PSG), the Argentinian superstar has found his new home with Inter Miami, a Major League Soccer (MLS) club based in the United States (USA). The anticipation surrounding Messi’s debut has been growing, and fans can now mark their calendars as Inter Miami has officially confirmed that the football maestro will make his debut on the 21st of July.
Messi is set to make his MLS debut against Cruz Azul on the 21st of July
Inter Miami will face off against Mexican side Cruz Azul at DRV PNK Stadium in the highly anticipated Leagues Cup match on July 21. It is expected that Messi will feature for Inter Miami in that game for the first time and showcase his extraordinary skills on American soil. This announcement has sent ripples of excitement through the football community, as fans eagerly anticipate witnessing the legend himself in action. The tickets for the match have already been sold out and now the reports are coming out mentioning that the resale value of those tickets in the black market can go as high as 6,000 dollars.
Messi’s camp has been working on the necessary visa and paperwork to ensure a smooth transition to his new club. Reports suggest that the superstar is expected to sign a contract which will be valid until 2025, with an option to extend it until 2026. Furthermore, the annual value of Messi’s deal is estimated to range from $50 million to $60 million, making him one of the highest-paid athletes in the world.
In anticipation of Lionel Messi’s arrival, Inter Miami has taken substantial measures to ensure his inclusion. One notable effort involves the expansion of their stadium’s seating capacity by 3,000 seats. This dedicated undertaking aims to accommodate a larger audience and provide more fans with the opportunity to witness Messi’s mesmerizing performances up close. With this, the stadium’s capacity will reach an approximate total of 22,000, creating an electrifying atmosphere that matches the magnitude of Messi’s talent.
Lionel Messi’s move to the MLS represents a significant moment in the growth and development of football in the United States. The league has made tremendous strides in recent years, attracting world-class talent from around the globe. The arrival of Messi adds another layer of excitement and further elevates the stature of the MLS as a prominent destination for top-tier players.