Despite being one-club man throughout his career, Leo Messi could leave Barcelona in the twilight of his career to join a new club.
David Beckham recently announced the name of his new club in MLS – Inter Miami. The Three Lions legend also revealed the crest for his new club which is set to start playing in the United States from 2020. And despite being two years away from the club’s first game, Beckham reportedly wants Leo Messi to be his first signing.
Messi to MLS for Miami?
According to the reports in Mail on Sunday, David Beckham is eager to target the Argentine as his first signing before Inter Miami starts playing in 2020. Former Manchester United midfielder wants to land Messi to make Inter Miami one of the most marketable football teams in the world, given the popularity of the Argentine.
Messi has a contract with Barcelona until 2021 with a release clause of €700m. The No. 10 also earns reportedly €40m-per-season in wages, being one of the highest paid players on the planet. But the reports suggest that Beckham could temp Messi with a huge contract at the time of signing.
The job won’t be easy for the legendary midfielder though as Messi has always been clear about his intentions. The Argentine has time and again stated that he wishes to continue playing with Barcelona as long as he can give his best for the Spaniards before possibly retiring at his boyhood club Newell’s Old Boys. Messi, unlike most of the players in the twilight of their career, has no plans of moving to USA or China in the later stages.
But David Beckham has been considered as a global icon by everyone in football and will have great influence on transfers. After his logo reveal, Atletico Madrid star Antoine Griezmann revealed that he would join Inter Miami if Beckham simply calls him.
Leo Messi captained Barcelona to 4th consecutive league victory as they beat Real Sociedad 2-1. The Catalans will now kick-start their Champions League campaign against PSV on Tuesday night.
Leo Messi to any other club, while he is still under contract with Barcelona, seems almost impossible despite a number of rumors in the past. The Argentine has adapted well to playing a little deeper after crossing 30 and that shouldn’t be a problem even in 2020. David Beckham will have to pull a miracle to sign Messi.