Four years after David Beckham hatching Lionel Messi plot, Jorge Messi reveals the truth behind the GOAT’s Inter Miami move

Lionel Messi completed his move to Inter Miami in early July. Before his move to the Magic City, the Argentine was heavily linked with a return to his ex-club FC Barcelona, but the move did not materialize. David Beckham played an instrumental role in the signing of the 2022 FIFA World Cup winner. Lionel Messi was also very willing to move to the United States, preferring peace over other potential factors with a move to Barcelona. 

David Beckham co-owns Inter Miami and always had the vision and ambition to welcome the best of players to his club. This transfer window, Inter Miami have completed the signings of Sergio Busquets and Jordi Alba, in addition to Lionel Messi, Sadly for the club, they will not be able to sign Luis Suarez even though the player wishes to join the club, but his current club Gremio unwilling to terminate his contract. 

Joan Lapaorta’s revelation on Lionel Messi move

FC Barcelona President Joan Laporta also had his say on the Lionel Messi move to Inter Miami. The Barca President had openly admitted to bringing the mercurial forward back to his home club. He recently talked about how he interacted with Jorge Messi to bring him back after his time at PSG. 

Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi was reluctant to move on the terms stipulated by Laporta. He stated: “After winning the World Cup and not being able to return to Barcelona, it was my turn to go to the league of the United States to live football in another way and to enjoy the day-to-day more. Obviously, with the same responsibility and desire to play well and do things well as always but in a calmer way.” It seems like due to these reasons, Leo preferred a move to Miami. 

Laporta also stated how he is getting familiar with seeing Lionel Messi in an Inter Miami jersey. He stated, “It’s a strange feeling, we identify Messi with Barcelona. That’s the way I think most supporters see Messi because most of his career has been at Barca.”

Beckham’s 2019 Messi plot over glass of wine

Lionel Messi and David Beckham

David Beckham was in conversation with an English media outlet, The Athletic, where he explained how the ambition to bring El Puga began. The ex-Manchester United, Real Madrid, PSG, and AC Milan winger stated how the conversation began over a glass of wine with co-owner Jorge Mas. He told his co-owner, they need to bring Lionel Messi to the club. 

David Beckham admitted to sneakily travel to Barcelona and had a meeting with Leo’s father, Jorge Messi expressing their desire to bring his son to the MLS club. He stated how the player has the ability to increase the traction of American soccer, and has the ability to inspire the next generation as well. He also admitted, “I have come in every single morning at 07:30 AM to just see him – to just know it’s real.” Now, it is obvious that the Englishman is very elated with the Argentine’s arrival in Miami. 

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