“I’m not going back to Barça, I’ll go to Inter Miami”, confirmed this Tuesday the world champion, Lionel Messiwhen defining his future after his departure from the French PSG and after rumors and twists and turns with the Spanish Barcelona.
“I made the decision that I’m going to Miami. I still haven’t closed it one hundred percent. I’m missing some things but we decided to continue on the path. If the Barcelona thing didn’t come out, I wanted to leave Europe, get out of the spotlight and think more about my family,” said the man from Rosario in an exclusive interview with the Spanish newspaper, Mundo Deportivo.
Referring to the negotiations that brought him closer to Barcelona again, the star indicated: “I really wanted, I was very excited to be able to return, but after having experienced what I experienced and the exit I had, I didn’t want to be back in the same situation: wait to see what was going to happen and leave my future in someone else’s hands”.
Inter Miami is co-owned by the former England captain david beckhamwho was one of the first big European stars to move to USA to play in the MLS, winning twice the MLS Cup with Los Angeles Galaxy.
Messi also gave his opinion on the possibility that his ex-Barca teammates, such as Sergio Busquets and Jordi Alba, emigrate with him to their new destination. “That is one of the other things that was said, that I was going with Busi and Jordi to Arabia, that we already had everything arranged. No, each one looks for his future. Obviously, I was aware of them and what they were going to do, but we never agreed to go anywhere together. I made my decision for myself and I don’t know what they are going to do,” he explained.
Confirmation also came from Inter Miami
The American team also confirmed the arrival of the striker with a mysterious video in which he compiled the different speculations that have emerged in recent days about his football destiny.
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