Press reports have confirmed that Saudi club Al-Hilal have dropped out of the race to sign Argentinean Lionel Messi, the French striker for Paris Saint-Germain.
And the Athletic network revealed that American League executives were informed that Messi’s decision was limited to Inter Miami or a return to Barcelona, and joining Al Hilal was out of the question entirely.
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And Athletic added that the likely date for Messi’s American League debut would be a League Cup match against Mexico’s Cruz Azul on July 21 in Miami, as all momentum has shifted towards Inter in recent hours.
The report says the Inter Miami offer includes contributions from two of the American League’s biggest partners, namely Apple, where Leo will be able to receive a share of the Apple+ profits for new subscribers in addition to a percentage of the profits. Adidas and eventually acquiring the team after retirement.
Soon Liu will announce his decision regarding the next destination.
And the French newspaper L’Equipe indicated that Messi will announce his official and final decision within the next few hours, which could indicate a choice to move to the American League from the Inter Miami gate.
Inter Miami reportedly made Messi an offer with an estimated salary of $50 million and a contract for only two seasons.
It is noteworthy that Paris Saint-Germain announced the departure of their 35-year-old star Messi a few days ago, after the end of his contract, and the Argentine star played 75 matches for the Parisian club in various tournaments, and was able to score 32 goals in addition to 35 others .