Paris Saint-Germain forward Lionel Messi reportedly plans to sign for Inter Miami in 2023.
The Barcelona legend has has endured a mixed first campaign at Parc des Princes, scoring 11 goals and 13 assists from 32 appearances yet neglecting to lead PSG past the last 16 of the Champions League.
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If speculation is to be believed, the 34-year-old will lose fundamental strike partner Kylian Mbappe before long, the Frenchman seemingly on the brink of signing for Real Madrid.
According to DIRECTV Sports reporter Alex Candal, Messi will be following suit a year later when he departs the Ligue 1 giants at the end of his contract.
The report claims that the Argentina international will move to Inter Miami and also acquire 35% of shares in the MLS side, which currently has three owners in David Beckham, Jorge Mas and Jose Mas.
Inter Miami are enduring another disappointing season in the Eastern Conference, the team sitting second bottom having accumulated just 11 points from as many games.
Lionel Messi’s name chanted by home supporters after bicycle kick for PSG (Video)
Clermont fans rose up to cheer and chant Lionel Messi’s name following his bike kick for Paris Saint-Germain on Saturday night.
PSG traveled to their first success of the new Ligue 1 season with a 5-0 triumph away to Clermont.
Neymar opened the scoring after only nine minutes, while Achraf Hakimi and Marquinhos added to PSG’s lead before the break.
Messi then scored two in the closing stages of the second half and the pick of his brace was a great overhead kick, which even got the home supporters on their feet to commend.
A post describing the scenes at the stadium from Clermont’s official Twitter account read: “What a goal by Messi.
“It’s enough for the stadium to stand up and applaud the one who remains as one of the best players in the world and chant ‘Messi, Messi’.”
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The Gamba Osaka reduces distances on the scoreboard with the goal of Kurokawa, where the Donnarumma stopped two previous shots, but with the third one he could not;
The third París Saint Germain arrives after Vitinha’s pass to Nuno Mendes who with a powerful shot sends the ball into the back of the net
The fourth is by Leo Messi who scores after Neymar ‘s assist;
The Brazilian himself took charge of the shot and scored to increase the lead;
The French side took the lead after Messi’s shot was blocked, but Pablo Sarabia was on hand to pounce on the rebound and send the ball into the back of the net;
Neymar Junior scores his second brace after dribbling past the goalkeeper and scoring into an empty net;
Mbappé from the penalty spot scores the sixth to increase the lead
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‘I think Messi’s story with Barca is not over yet,’ says Laporta
“I think, hope that Leo Messi story with Barcelona is not over yet. It’s still open, it’s our responsibility to make sure it has a more beautiful ending than it was,” Joan Laporta has told ESPN, per Fabrizio Romano.
“As a Barca president, I feel indebted to Messi,” he added.
Leo Messi’s ongoing arrangement with Paris Saint-Germain runs until July 2023. It’s yet unknown whether the Argentine will expand it.
The 35-year-old reportedly has called Xavi to get some information about a potential Barca return. Be that as it may, it relies upon whether Joan Laporta would welcome this chance.
Earlier, Laporta indicated a potential goodbye with the legendary Argentine before a full Camp Nou arena.
Source: ESPN through Fabrizio Romano
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