Ex-Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi has recently completed his move to MLS side Inter Miami. Although the Argentine left the Catalan club in 2021, after spending his whole life at the club, Messi was not given a proper farewell. The little magician had to leave Barcelona due to the club’s financial frailty after the pandemic. He had to move to the French capital, signing a 2-year deal at Paris Saint-Germain.
All the fans were in the belief that Leo will join Barcelona once again in his life, but that possibility was written off this transfer window. The player is a living legend of the game, and especially for all the Culers after winning everything there is to win at Barcelona. He also won the Ballon d’Or 7 times, out of which 6 were during his career in Spain.
Lionel Messi to have proper farewell at Barcelona’s Camp Nou
After first leaving the club in 2021, Barcelona fans were unable to give Leo a proper farewell. He only made an announcement after hosting a press conference, where the now, World Cup winner was brought to tears while bidding his goodbye to Barcelona. It is fair to add that his time at PSG was very turmoil, wherein he was unable to create a relationship with the PSG ultras, who went on to “boo” Messi, arguably the best player of the game at the moment.
Messi’s new club Inter Miami is co-owned by Jorge Mas and David Beckham. Jorge Mas was in conversation with the media, that a potential return to Barcelona can be very well on the way for Messi. The club owner stated, “I don’t know if it’s some type of friendly or farewell game. They have this Gamper Trophy they play for in the summer. But there will be something where, hopefully when the new Camp Nou is open, because their stadium there they will not be playing in for the next year and a half, hopefully, Lionel Messi can say his proper goodbye.”
Barcelona fans can be excited just at the prospect of their greatest player ever returning to their home stadium, and also likewise for Messi himself, who was vocal about his desire to have a farewell game for the club.
When was Lionel Messi’s first game for Inter Miami?
In the current scenario, however, Messi has fit right in the MLS side’s playing XI, which was expected by his coach, the owners, and his teammates. Lionel Messi made his debut for his new side in a league cup game against Cruz Azul, where he also opened his scoring tally for the team. It was some moment, as the Argentine forward stepped up to take a free kick from the “Messi territory” and curved one in the top left corner of the goal. Adding to the beauty, was the pressure of taking a 94th-minute free-kick on his debut, but he did just that and scored to hand his side the win.
After that, Leo started the next game where he completed a brace in the first 30 minutes and assisted another. The player has been a revelation, both on and off the pitch for Inter Miami, with the club owner admitting to double the jersey sales and exponential increase in the value of the club. It is pretty evident that his impact at the club will increase over the course of his contract, and it excites every fan in the world.