Lionel Messi and Sergio Busquets have officially joined MLS club Inter Miami. The move marks the beginning of a new era in American soccer. The signings were announced on Saturday, with Messi’s arrival coming just 24 hours after his former Barcelona teammate Busquets put pen to paper.
Leo Messi in Miami
After leaving Paris Saint-Germain and becoming a free agent, Messi’s future had been the subject of intense speculation. Many anticipated a return to FC Barcelona, but the financial constraints at the Catalan club made the move impossible. Instead, Inter Miami emerged as the frontrunners to secure the services of the legendary Argentine forward. Messi has now signed a contract with the David Beckham-owned club that will keep him in Miami until 2025.
Expressing his excitement about the next phase of his career, Messi stated, “I’m very excited to start this next step in my career with Inter Miami and in the United States.” The signing of Messi is a dream come true for Beckham, who also shared his delight, saying, “It’s an incredible feeling to have Lionel join our team. We are building something special here.”
Sergio Busquets Joins Messi in Miami
The addition of Sergio Busquets further strengthens Inter Miami’s squad. The 35-year-old legenday midfielder spent his entire professional career at FC Barcelona. He left the club at the end of the 2022-2023 season. Busquets brings a wealth of experience and a winning mentality, having won numerous domestic and international titles, including the World Cup in 2010.
Busquets expressed his enthusiasm for the new challenge, stating,
“This is a special and exciting opportunity that I’m very excited to take. I’m looking forward to this next step in my career with Inter Miami. I was impressed by the club when I came with Barcelona last year, and now I’m happy and ready to represent the club myself.”Sergio Busquets
The signings of Messi and Busquets have sent shockwaves through the football world and have instantly raised the profile of Inter Miami. The club’s ambitious project, backed by Beckham’s star power, continues to make significant strides in building a competitive team.
Inter Miami’s fans can now look forward to witnessing the magical connection between Messi and Busquets. Rekindling the chemistry they showcased during their time together at Barcelona. The MLS stage is set for an exciting chapter as these two world-class players begin their journey in Miami.
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