Lionel Messi Transfer: 5 Stars That Could Join The Argentine At Inter Miami

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Lionel Messi just like in 2021 when he shocked the world with a move to PSG has done same now but to MLS side Inter Miami.

Lionel Messi Transfer: 5 Stars That Could Join The Argentine At Inter Miami

His decision to join Major League Soccer could possibly inspire a host of big stars to consider a move to join him.

The Argentine Legend’s future had been up in the air, with the likes of his former club Barcelona and Saudi side Al-Hilal wanting to land the World Cup winner.

However, joining David Beckham’s US team in a city where he already owns a property eventually proved too hard to resist.

Lionel Messi, who is 35 years old, leaves Europe for the first time in his illustrious career, after winning a combined 43 trophies during his 17-years at the Camp Nou and his couple of seasons at PSG.

The seven-time Ballon d’Or winner subsequently won the World Cup he so desperately craved for in Qatar last year to crown his illustrious football career.

The signing of one of the most decorated players in the world equally represents a landmark moment for the sport stateside.

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Many big names have previously played in the MLS in the past but it is probably fair to suggest that only Beckham sits alongside Messi in terms of worldwide renown.

David Beckham has not hidden his desire to land superstars to South Beach and one senses that Messi’s star power will attract even more high-profile players to Florida.

Futballnews takes a closer look at some of the high-profiles stars that would likely end up joining the former Barcelona star in the United States.

Jordi Alba

Jordi Alba, who formerly played for Barcelona, enjoyed a stunning career at the club and played alongside Lionel Messi for 11 years at Camp Nou.

Lionel Messi Transfer: 5 Stars That Could Join The Argentine At Inter Miami

Alba, 34, left Barcelona after serving with such distinction after clocking up 459 appearances in all competitions at the end of the 2022/23 season.

TyC Sports reports that the left-back could be on his way to join his former teammate in the Sunshine State on a free transfer.

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Sergio Busquets

Sergio Busquets will go down as one of the most underrated players of his generation and has spent most of his career to date with his boyhood side, FC Barcelona.

Busquets who recently left Barcelona, played 722 times for the Camp Nou side, winning an array of honours including three Champions Leagues.

He left the Spanish team at the end of the 2022/23 season after spending 18 season with the LaLiga Champions.

TyC Sports again reported that MLS side Inter Miami could be the next possible destination of the 34-year-old midfielder.

Antoine Griezmann

Antoine Griezmann is one of the deadliest attackers in the world currently, and has spent majority of his footballing career in Spain to date.

The 32-year-old World Cup winner has scored 244 goals in 645 appearances for the three clubs he has played for – Real Sociedad, Atletico Madrid and Barcelona.

His transfer to the Camp Nou did not completely go to plan, however, he seems to be enjoying his football at the Atletico Madrid lately, bagging 15 goals last season in La Liga.

Lionel Messi Transfer: 5 Stars That Could Join The Argentine At Inter Miami

Griezmann has been open about his desire to finish his career in the US, which he stated in an interview with L’Equipe (via FourFourTwo ) in 2018: “If Beckham wants me in his club, then I’ll go”.

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Luis Suarez

The trio of Messi, Suarez and Neymar was one of the legendary trios in the history of football as they won Barcelona’s most recent Champions League back in 2015.

Suarez, 36, incredibly scored 406 goals alongside Neymar and Messi while at the Camp Nou across six years.

He currently plays for Brazilian outfit Gremio and there is likely to be an emotional reunion for the pair at Inter Miami.

TyC Sports also confirms that Beckham will try to secure the former Liverpool striker’s signature alongside that of ex-teammates Alba and Busquets.

However, Luis Suárez, denies any reports that he will be linking up with Lionel Messi in Miami to Observadoruy despite several reports linking him to a move to the MLS side.

Angel di Maria

Angel di Maria may have endured an unsuccessful time at Manchester United but his career has been a success throughout.

He has won seven league titles in three different countries and the Champions League with Real Madrid in 2014 as well as the World Cup with Argentina.

Beckham might be looking to link up the former Manchester United player with his international teammate at Inter Miami.

Lionel Messi Transfer: 5 Stars That Could Join The Argentine At Inter Miami

Daily Mail reported that the departing Juventus winger is likely to join Lionel Messi in Florida, with the MLS club weighing up a swoop.

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