Lionel Messi arrives at Inter Miami

Lionel Messi arrives at Inter Miami

Lionel Messi was welcomed by a sold-out crowd in Inter Miami, as he was officially presented to Inter Miami fans. However, Messi‘s presentation was faced by unexpected hurdles due to the bad weather, which delayed the program. Nonetheless, the fans were delighted to finally have Messi in their squad as they try to win several titles with him. Messi was introduced as “America’s number 10, the world’s best number 10” during the program. He became Major League Soccer’s biggest signing ever since Beckham joined the league 16 years ago. Many believes that Messi‘s arrival in the American Football marks the start of sporting revolution in the sport. Nonetheless, this is a brand new start for both Inter Miami and Lionel Messi as they try to win several titles. Messi will be with Inter Miami by the end of the 2023-24 season.

Lionel Messi the key for Miami’s success

Lionel Messi
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David Beckham, Inter Miami’s co-owner got a little emotional during his speech, saying that having Messi on-board is a dream come true for him. “I dreamt of bringing the best players in the world to South Florida. Players who shared out ambition to grow soccer in this country. We’re so happy that you are all here to celebrate this incredible moment,” he said. He added, “It truly is a dream come true to welcome Lionel Messi to Inter Miami. Bienvenido a La Familia.” Messi’s arrival to Miami is just in-time for them to finally bag a title in the contest. Inter Miami is a new club in the MLS, joining the league in 2020, but with Messi aboard, a title is not impossible for them.

Moreover, Messi expressed his excitement to play for his new club. “I really want to start training, to compete. I have the same desire that I always had to compete, and to help the club continue to grow,” he said. Additionally, he also added how happy he is to be with his new squad. “I am very happy to have chosen to come to play in this city with my family. I have no doubt that we are going to enjoy it a lot,” he added. Messi left PSG by the end of the 2022-23 season, despite winning the title, scoring 32 goals in their 75 games.

Sergio Basquets reunite with Messi

Sergio Basquets

Aside from Messi, Sergio Basquets, his former teammate in Barcelona, also signed with Inter Miami, which means the two will have a reunion in the club. Basquets signed with the club on Sunday, and was also introduced like Messi. However, unlike Messi, Basquets signed a two-year contract with Inter Miami. Moreover, Beckham was thrilled to have him as well, as he consider him as a complete midfielder. “One of the most complete midfield players of his generation. I am so proud for Sergio and his family to represent our club and our colors and reunite his partnership with Leo Messi,” Beckham said.

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