Lionel Messi did not have the perfect chance of saying goodbye to the fans of FC Barcelona when he left the club. However, stars might be realigning themselves, to provide the veteran something that he must have wished for.
Former Barcelona number ten Lionel Messi played a massive sum of 778 matches for the La Liga giants. He scored a commanding tally of over 670 goals for the Spanish club. The 36-year-old notched up an impressive tally of over 300 assists for Barcelona as well.
Jorge Mas, who is the owner of Major League Soccer (MLS) club Inter Miami, had made a big promise to the veteran. According to the reports, Jorge Mas has stated – “I gave Messi my word that I will do everything possible in the coming years so that he has the opportunity to say goodbye to his fans in Barcelona”.
🚨🚨🗣️ Jorge Mas (Owner of Inter Miami): “I gave Messi my word that I will do everything possible in the coming years so that he has the opportunity to say goodbye to his fans in Barcelona.” pic.twitter.com/hsUyDvsNNy
— Managing Barça (@ManagingBarca) October 3, 2023
This revelation by Inter Miami’s owner will come as a delight for fans around the world. Fans could start to hope, that they might see or get an opportunity to fathom their Argentinian legend play against his boyhood club Barca. They would be wishing that it comes true and the legend gets his much-deserved farewell from the La Liga club.
The 36-year-old World Cup winner joined the MLS-based club Inter Miami in July 2023. The number ten signed a contract running close to two and a half years. He is proving to be a very precious signing for the club. The player has already bagged 11 goals for Inter Miami, in just 12 matches. He further notched up a five-assist contribution.
Inter Miami has grappled in recent times as their Argentinian superstar has been sidelined due to recent injury worries. Their record with and without the number ten states the volume of the player’s impact at the club.
Jorge Mas on his unshakeable belief of Lionel Messi joining the Inter Miami
Inter Miami’s owner Jorge Mas has recently given his verdict on the saga of signing Argentina’s number ten. He stated that he had the belief the 36-year-old would play for Inter Miami. Jorge also stated – “I always aspired to sign Messi”.
The 60-year-old inflicted that he conversed about the club with Leo. Miami’s owner further stated that they talked about the future of the player as well.
Jorge Mas suggested that he believed that there was an adequate chance of signing the veteran. Now, after seeing the player’s astounding performances for his club, he opined that – “I was shocked”. The American states that the Argentinian’s arrival in the MLS has lifted the global appeal of the league.
He also earlier informed about the fact that MLS subscribers and viewership have sky-rocketed since the former Barcelona player joined. It remains to be seen what greater heights MLS could reach with the veteran at its disposal.