Last night, Lionel Messi answered the question about his future, confirming that he would not be returning to FC Barcelona this summer. Instead, the 35-year-old revealed that he will be signing for MLS franchise Inter Miami as a free agent.
Now 90 Min is reporting that Messi will be joined by two of his former Barcelona teammates, Sergio Busquets and Luis Suarez, at Inter Miami, with the legendary trio set to reunite for the first time after 2020.
Busquets has already confirmed that he will leave Barcelona when his contract expires on June 30. The 34-year-old midfielder has offers from Saudi Arabia and the MLS, but it seems like Messi’s decision to sign for Inter Miami could see the veteran follow the Argentine to the USA.
As for Suarez, the Uruguayan international enjoyed a sensational six-year stint at Barcelona where he forged a close bond with Messi before he was forced out of the club in 2020.
After spells at Atletico Madrid and Nacional, the veteran striker has been playing for Brazilian outfit Gremio since January and has a contract that runs until the end of December 2024.
However, it seems like he is now set to call time on his stint in Brazil and move to the United States of America, where he will be reuniting with his close friend Messi at Inter Miami.
It will certainly be a bittersweet moment for Culers, to see three of their club legends play again together, but for a different team.
There had been a lot of hopes about Messi’s possible return this summer. However, ultimately with the club being unable to provide guarantees over his registration, the Argentine decided to go to Miami, in order to avoid a repeat of what had happened two years ago.
And, now, the 35-year-old could be joined by two of his closest friends in Suarez and Busquets in Florida.