Lionel Messi has one more year with Paris Saint-Germain after this season. After that, the 34-year-old will have to ponder where he’ll pay next if the two parties don’t decide to pick up the option for a third year in the contract.
Messi has always been linked to possibly playing in Major League Soccer, specifically at Inter Miami. Jorge Mas, a co-owner of the South Florida club alongside former player David Beckham, would love to see the Argentine sign with them.
“Leo Messi is still one of the best players in the world; his skills have not diminished,” said Mas told the Miami Herald.
“I think, and David has a relationship with him, if he does leave PSG, at the time he leaves it, we’d love to see Lionel Messi be a player at Inter Miami and be part of our community. Can it happen? Look, we’ll push. I’m an optimist at heart. Could I see that happening? It’s a possibility.”
Mas isn’t the only person at Inter Miami hoping the PSG forward heads to North America. Messi’s former teammate on the Argentina national team, Gonzalo Higuaín, stated in an interview that he’s hopeful to see Messi in MLS in the next couple of years.
“I hope [Messi goes to MLS] because it would be a benefit for MLS and for the country, and if he so wishes, he would have fun and be happy here,” Higuaín said.
The former FC Barcelona player does vacation in Miami during the summer, so it comes as no surprise that Messi has seen his name connected with the MLS club. It will be interesting to see if he wraps up his career in North America after his contract with PSG expires.