Could Lionel Messi's next chapter be in MLS?
In future transfer windows, it's a possibility that Inter Miami CF CEO and managing owner Jorge Mas and co-owner David Beckham are both optimistic about.
"Both David Beckham and I aspire to bring the best players in the world here in Miami," Mas said in an interview with Diario Sport. "Not only because of the project we're creating but also because we want to be a reference point for soccer in the United States.
"When one talks about the best players in the world, Leo is obviously the best player on the planet," Mas continued. "We hope the conditions are there for him to be here, playing with the Inter Miami jersey in the United States. We aspire to that. We hope the circumstances are favorable."
Messi is under contract at Paris-Saint Germain through June 2023, having joined the French club in August 2021 after a legendary career at FC Barcelona that included a record seven Ballon d'Or awards. Now 35, the forward is gearing up for his fifth World Cup when playing for Argentina in Qatar 2022.
A landmark deal for arguably the world's best-ever player isn't imminent, Mas said, but that doesn't deter the Herons' excitement levels.
"There are no guarantees, there's no agreement in place, but I'm a very optimistic person and I hope that Leo Messi can be part of our project in the future," Mas said.
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