According to Italian media, Inter Milan is seriously considering to sign Lionel Messi. Barcelona fears Messi’s farewell because there is a feeling that he might want to leave after suffering from the worst defeat in his career against Bayern Munich.
Messi demands ‘massive changes’ at the club, but whether these will be fulfilled by the club to keep the best player of all time at the Camp Nou is unknown. Inter knows that the Argentine is in a controversial situation in Barcelona, so they are trying everything to bring the star to Italy.
Inter Milan are in no rush to get the deal done now. For the first time, there is really the feeling that the deal can be completed. They are happy to wait for Messi to break away as a free agent and sign a massive contract, which would be funded by Inter’s Chinese patrons Suning, who is ready to offer Messi a salary of €50m per year. This salary would make Messi the best-paid footballer in the world.
Sources: Gazzetta via Football-Italia
David Beckham confirms Messi has been mentioned in MLS plans
During the presentation of the new Inter Miami kit, club owner and former football superstar David Beckham confirmed that he has big ambitions for his side. The Englishman has been making major headway since he founded the club, who began playing in Major League Soccer (MLS) last season.
The Miami based club unveiled their secondary jersey, named La Palma on Saturday. Beckham, during the ceremony spoke about his plans for the club, stating how important it is to attract the biggest names in football.
The former Real Madrid and Manchester United man addressed rumours about both Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. He said: “I know that in Miami our fans want to see great stars. Messi and Ronaldo have been mentioned, have been at the top of their game and have been the best for the last 15 years. We want to attract the best players.”
Speaking about the talent he has already managed to attract, Beckham added: “We already have players like Higuaín and Matuidi who already bring shine and glamour, but in the future we want to have the opportunity to bring big name signings.”
Back when Messi asked to leave Barcelona last summer, the Argentine was linked however briefly to a move to the MLS. Inter Miami, being the most possible suitors. However, Messi ended up staying in Spain after a complicated transfer saga.
There is no doubt that with Beckham at the helm, Inter Miami could attract a ton of big names in the future. However, a move to the States would most certainly be a step sideways for Messi, considering he still has years left at the top in Europe.