What to expect from Lionel Messi’s deal with Inter Miami? speculations over World Cup champion’s rumoured MLS contract circulates

Lionel Messi, arguably the greatest to grace the soccer pitch, will be setting foot in the USA after confirming a new contract deal with Major League Soccer team Inter Miami in a surprise move, after many speculated that he would be returning to his former club FC Barcelona upon the expiration of his contract with Paris Saint-Germain

It is a no brainer that such a huge name comes with an equally large contract. However, the exact details of the deal have not been revealed yet, and the 2022 World Cup winning captain’s fans around the globe cannot just stop speculating over the matter.

Fans speculates Lionel Messi’s alleged Inter Miami contract

According to reports, Messi has agreed to a two-and-a-half-year deal with Inter Miami that includes a one-year extension in 2026. Messi will reportedly receive a base salary plus bonuses under the terms of a complex agreement that has reportedly included contributions from Apple and Adidas.

According to reports, the deal is worth anywhere from $125 million to $150 million, with Apple and Adidas, two major MLS sponsors, negotiating deals based on how much money the legendary South American brings in. Messi may also be offered a share of the team’s ownership, as David Beckham was upon his arrival in the league.

However, none of it is confirmed as of yet.

Messi announcement raised Inter Miami’s Instagram followers more than any NFL, MLB, NHS team

The announcement of one of soccer’s biggest stars has definitely had a positive impact on Inter Miami. Well, at least in social media, so far.

Inter Miami become most followed MLS team after Lionel Messi's announcement

The club’s official Instagram account has gained over 5.5 million new followers in the span of 48 hours after announcing Lionel Messi. Prior to the announcement, intermiamicf had just 1 million followers, whereas now, it boasts 6.7 million followers, and continues to gain new followers with every ticking minute.

Judging by the social media impact, we can definitely say that Lionel Messi will bring much more to the table for Inter Miami CF and Major League Soccer. We can’t wait to see him kick the soccer ball in Miami pink!


Tanzeem Rahman

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Tanzeem Rahman is a soccer writer and an editor at SportsZion. Tanzeem's love for the sport began by watching and admiring Cristiano Ronaldo in his early Manchester United days. Having graduated from Germany as an Electrical Engineer, Tanzeem has watched multiple high-profile games throughout Europe from the gallery. His knowledge and enthusiasm for the sport, as well as sublime english proficiency has been an asset to SportsKnot. Outside of his duty, Tanzeem is a gamer, and loves to spend time watching Anime and reading Manga.


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