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.
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.
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.
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, who formerly played for Barcelona, enjoyed a stunning career at the club and played alongside Lionel Messi for 11 years at Camp Nou.
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.
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.
TyC Sports again reported that MLS side Inter Miami could be the next possible destination of the 34-year-old midfielder.
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.
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”.
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.
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.
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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.
Daily Mail reported that the departing Juventus winger is likely to join Lionel Messi in Florida, with the MLS club weighing up a swoop.