The Sporting Director of Major League Soccer club, Inter Miami has recently spoken about the Lionel Messi transfer rumours.
Rising from the famous La Masia, Lionel Messi spent most part of his career with the La Liga giants FC Barcelona.
Messi became arguably the greatest player ever to play the game of football in a Barcelona jersey. He took the Catalan giants to the pinnacle of world football. Messi gave his all and won possible trophies for the Blaugrana. His love for Barcelona was unquestionable. It was often thought that the Argentine superstar will finish his career at Barcelona.
Things however turned out differently. Despite, Barcelona’s huge on-field success, the Catalan giants were suffering from mismanagement. As a result, the club had a huge financial turmoil. This caused them to lose their best player as Barcelona failed to register Lionel Messi’s contract. Messi then joined Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint-Germain.
Lionel Messi Heavily Linked With Inter Miami
After joining Paris Saint-Germain the last summer, Lionel Messi had a very slow start. The Argentine forward scored only six goals in his debut Ligue 1 season, which can be termed as poor from the standards Messi has set for himself.
However, this time around, Messi has made a stellar start to the season. The Argentine forward has scored twelve goals in eighteen appearances. On top of that, he has dished out 18 assists so far. Lionel Messi is currently one of the most in-form players in the world.
His contract with PSG is now coming to an end. And if the French giants fail to reach an agreement with the Argentine superstar, he will become a free agent. As a result, many clubs have started to monitor his contract situation.
Interestingly the club which has been linked to most is David Beckham-owned Major League Soccer club Inter Miami. And now finally Inter Miami’s Sporting Director Chris Henderson has spoken about it.
Speaking about Lionel Messi, Chris Henderson told, “I knew Messi would come up! It’s great to be connected with amazing players. I don’t want to comment on someone who’s not on our roster,”
Meanwhile, Inter Miami head coach Phil Neville was asked about Lionel Messi’s possible transfer during the Englishman’s contract renewal announcement. Similar to Henderson, Neville also gave a diplomatic answer.
“I think that’s hypothetical, really. The best player in the world; I’m looking forward to seeing him play at the World Cup, alongside other great players,” told Neville.
Lionel Messi is currently determined to win the only trophy which has eluded him throughout his career- World Cup. He is going to lead Argentina in the upcoming Qatar World Cup 2022.
Following this major event, the Argentine forward will decide about his future.