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Messi Speaks up on Choosing Money over Career, Tells the Reason for Signing Inter Miami

Lionel Messi closed the uncertainty of his future by announcing his decision to move to the United States of America and play for Inter Miami. The player, in a recent interview, also rejected all the claims of choosing money over football.

The World Cup winner was constantly criticized by the fans for choosing Inter Miami over Barcelona. Many people thought that Messi signed the club just for money and ended his football career. While all these rumors were going on, Lionel Messi in his recent interview, revealed the real reason behind his selection.

Lionel Messi in a recent interview said, “I made the decision to go to Miami.” The player further made it clear that the signing was not just for money by telling, “If it had been a question of money, I would have gone to [Saudi] Arabia or another place. The truth is that my decision was for another reason and not because of money.”

“It was about living in the United States, in a different way and enjoying day to day much more but with the same responsibility of wanting to win and always doing things well, but with more peace of mind,” added Messi.

“I had offers from other European teams but I didn’t even evaluate them because my idea was to go to Barcelona and if the Barcelona thing didn’t happen, analyzing it, the leaving European football,” the 35-year-old clarified.

What will be next for Lionel Messi?

The decision of Lionel Messi to join the MLS club Inter Miami shocked the entire world and especially Barcelona fans. The Argentine made this decision on Monday, June 5, 2023, and Jorge Messi the father of the Argentine player discussed this decision of the player with the club President Joan Laporta.

The Argentine player has still not signed the Inter Miami, but everything is set and the official news would be given by the player in the next few days. Messi in an interview told, “I decided to go to Miami. I still haven’t closed it 100% and some things are missing, but well we decided to continue the journey there.”

Lionel Messi would not be playing for Inter Miami until July 5, 2023. And it is speculated that the first appearance the player could be at the Leagues Cup against Mexican side Cruz Azul while his first MLS match could be with Charlotte FC on August 21, 2023.


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