What number Lionel Messi to wear in MLS? Exploring the Argentine icon’s Inter Miami jersey

37 years since Maradona in off-beat Mexico, and now it is Messi’s turn to be in Sheikh’s place, Qatar. In Qatar’s majestic deserts, Lionel Messi crowned his stellar career with one last missing gem which he craved for since eternity, the World Cup.

Since then, there were a lot of question marks on the Argentine’s future at Parc des Princes. It was fair to say that Messi and PSG were on uncordial terms for a considerable duration.

After celebrating his 36th birthday last week, Leo Messi is all set to embark on yet another adventure in his illustrious career. MLS fans were in dreamland when they heard the news about the seven-time Ballon d’Or winner gracing American soil after his against-the-odds move to David Beckham’s Inter Miami. The fans are raring to know the jersey number of the former Barcelona’s number 10. Will it be the iconic number 10? Let’s find out!

Inter Miami teases Lionel Messi shirt number before revealing

Despite the mere passage of a few weeks since the official announcement, Messi has already had a huge impact on Inter Miami. The Albiceleste’s captain was the reason for the herculean jump in merchandise sales and ticket prices with both increasing by 4500% and 1200% respectively. Well, Inter Miami has been keeping the fans on the edge of their seats by not yet revealing the Argentine maestro’s jersey number.


By teasing the fans, the club’s official handle posted an image on Instagram wishing Leo Messi his 36th birthday. The astute observation skills of some did not miss out to notice that the letters “le” were made to resemble the number 10. This has taken social media by its head as the fans believe they will get to watch Lionel Messi with number 10 on his back.

Adidas reportedly doubled their workforce to meet the high demand for Lionel Messi’s Inter Miami jersey

The club’s home jersey consists of a pink colourway with black stripes and the Away kit has a combination of black and pink with the latter used for branding and stripes. The excitement among the fans was evident with the huge demand for the iconic Messi jersey. Although there has not been any official announcement regarding the Argentine’s jersey number, the fans believe it is likely going to be the number 10.

Lionel Messi
Several reports suggest that the club’s official merchandise partner Adidas had to duplicate their staff for the manufacturing of Leo Messi’s jersey. Well, it is no surprise to see the surge in demand when arguably the greatest player joins the club. Messi’s entourage has also struck a deal with Apple, for a share of streaming rights and Adidas, for a share of his jerseys sold.

Many fans believed it was only right for Lionel Messi to retire at the club that made him great, FC Barcelona. But the supreme superstar had something else on his mind.

Since the official announcement of his joining, American fans are in euphoria. With Messi’s debut in an Inter Miami shirt around the corner, the world holds its breath to see what the Argentine magic man has under his sleeves.



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