(recap debut, he scored winning goal on last second free kick 🦵)
Lionel Messi will sign with Inter Miami and more details about his incredible arrival to Major League Soccer have been shared.
Messi opted to move to MLS this summer rather than return to Barcelona or join Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema and N’Golo Kante in Saudi Arabia.
The deal reportedly includes profit sharing with two of MLS’s biggest commercial partners, Apple and Adidas, alongside his playing contract.
It has also been confirmed that Messi has an option to purchase a minority stake in the club, which is partially owned (and operated) by David Beckham, who signed a similarly unique deal when he joined MLS in 2007. Beckham’s contract gave him a $25-million option to purchase an expansion franchise, which he exercised in 2018.
Messi’s contract with Paris Saint-Germain is set to expire on June 30 and the Ligue 1 club announced earlier this month that the Argentine superstar — widely considered the greatest player of all time — will leave the club this summer.