The Argentine has unceremoniously left the team, having been ridiculed by fans on more than one occasion since his arrival in the summer of 2022. He was also booed in his last match in Ligue 1. The 36-year-old was initially linked with Saudi Arabian club Al-Hilal and former team Barcelona. After refusing a move to Saudi Arabia, he almost returned to Spain, but Barcelona’s financial terms made him decide to sign with Inter Miami.
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Ahead of Messi’s debut at Inter Miami, club co-owner David Beckham could be seen helping workers put the finishing touches on Messi’s mural, reportedly authored by his wife Victoria.
Here is the video:
David Beckham was adding the finishing touches to this Lionel Messi mural in Miami 🤯🎨
— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) July 9, 2023
Messi has also been joined in Inter Miami’s squad by former Barça player Sergio Busquets. The club will also hold a presentation for Messi called The Unveil on July 16 at their home stadium.
Inter Miami is at the bottom of the MLS Eastern Conference and is ranked 28th out of 29 clubs in the league. The arrival of Messi and Busquets will be key for the club, who have also appointed former Barcelona manager Tata Martino as their new manager.
Speaking at a press conference, Martino said: ‘Sometimes in our world we associate the United States and Miami with holidays. But they aren’t. They come
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