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Lionel Messi says he's joining to MLS club Inter Miami

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By- USA NATIONAL POST

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1.Lionel Messi, the player who has captivated and, in good measure, dominated world football for a generation, said on Wednesday that the next destination in his brilliant career would be the United States.

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2.The MLS acknowledged Messi's decision saying in a statement: "We hope to welcome one of the best soccer players of all time in our league", but pointed out that no agreement had been reached.

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3.Messi, the best player of his generation and possibly the best of all time, would reach the MSL after receiving all the honors imaginable at international and club level: league titles in Spain and France; Four trophies of the Liga de Campeones with the Barcelona, and, with Argentina, the Copa America and the Copa del World, which raised in December of the past year.

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4.After 20 years as one of the best players on the planet and seven months after leading Argentina to win the World Cup, the only trophy that had so far escaped.

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5."I would like to appreciate the club, the city of Paris and its people for these two years", said Messi in a communique issued by the club moments before playing, and losing, the game that would end his days with PSG. “The best wishes for the future”.

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6.Saudi Arabia's proposal was once the most transactional: it offered Messi a salary that no other suitor could match, and he still had a relationship with the kingdom thanks to a multimillion-dollar agreement with which Messi had been converted into a spokesman for the Authority of Tourism of Saudi Arabia.

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7.That gave Miami its opportunity, but—as happened with other stars—it continued by requiring that the MLS be creative. He also offered Messi some comfort: if he owned at least a house in Miami and settled there—closer to Argentina—he could facilitate the development of new and lucrative sponsorship opportunities in a huge commercial market.

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8.But an interest in the United States would also have attracted him for competitive reasons, potentially making things easier for Messi as he prepares to help Argentina defend the title of world champion in 2026.

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9.In order for the figures to work, the owners of Inter Miami, among whom Beckham is found, and Messi's representatives prepared a phased offer: a position in the free-standing staff without the limits of the salary standards of the MLS; a stake in the property of Inter Miami once he ends his career as a player, and revenue sharing agreements with Apple and Adidas, companies with which Messi has had lucrative ties since that time.

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