KARACHI: Paris Saint-Germain's Lionel Messi and Inter Miami are close to signing a contract, and the Major League Soccer (MLS) club is sure that the Argentina star will sign after the World Cup in Qatar.
According to The Times, the Miami team, which is co-owned by former Manchester United and Real Madrid player David Beckham anticipates signing Messi from Paris Saint-Germain in a deal that will make the 35-year-old the highest-paid player in MLS history.
Miami has been looking to bolster their team by adding players who can complement Messi's abilities. Two former Barcelona teammates, Cesc Fàbregas and Luis Suárez, have reportedly been considered. In July, Suárez returned to his hometown team Nacional in Uruguay, and Fàbregas is now a player in Serie B in Italy.
However, Inter Miami have now set eyes on the main man himself.
Messi broke multiple records during his time at Camp Nou, scoring a staggering 672 goals in 778 games during his jaw-dropping career at Barcelona.
After joining PSG in 2021, the Argentine star scored 23 times and provided 28 assists for the Ligue 1 club.
The 35-year-old is currently leading Argentina in the FIFA World Cup 2022 and helped them secure their first win over Mexico after a shocking 2-1 defeat to Saudi Arabia in their opening clash of the tournament at the Lusail Stadium on Tuesday, November 22.