Lionel Messi’s Inter Miami presentation is imminent. Messi, who landed in Miami on Tuesday, is set to be revealed in grand fashion. Miami has rolled out the red carpet for the World Cup winner. And as a result, his reported schedule for the next few days is packed, to say the least.
The 35-year-old has been a central topic of discussion ever since his move to the MLS became official. Fans anxiously awaited his arrival for his weeks, and now, his presentation is right on the horizon. As per Gaston Edul, Messi will sign his Inter Miami contract today itself. The deal could see him remain at the club for up to 3 years.
The proposal made to the Argentine is reportedly worth $60 million per year.
It’s Messi weekend in Miami. 🇺🇸
Leo Messi’s signature with Inter Miami could take place later today — or even tomorrow. 👚✨🇦🇷
The official announcement is due to be done soon… then he will be unveiled as new Inter Miami star. pic.twitter.com/Nzcmhjt6zo
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) July 13, 2023
Once he puts pen to paper, Messi will begin training with his new teammates for the very first time. To make his surroundings a bit more familiar, he will be joined by his former Barcelona teammate Sergio Busquets on Saturday. The Spanish midfielder joined the club on a free transfer last month.
Messi’s Inter Miami schedule, per @gastonedul 🇺🇸
– Today he signs a contract until June 2026 (1+2 optional) and trains for the first time.
– On Saturday his friend Sergio Busquets arrives in the city.
– On Sunday he will be presented to more than 20,000 fans.
– Bad Bunny is one… pic.twitter.com/MgARESqIgW
— All About Argentina 🛎🇦🇷 (@AlbicelesteTalk) July 13, 2023
The main event is scheduled to take place on Sunday. The legendary duo will be presented to 20,000 fans at the DRV PNK Stadium in Fort Lauderdale. Inter Miami is said to have pulled out all the stops for the event. Besides performances from superstars such as Bad Bunny and Shakira, the presentation will also feature a grandiose fireworks display reminiscent of those held on the 4th of July. Once the extravagant presentation has concluded, fans can look forward to seeing Messi in action.
When will Lionel Messi make his Inter Miami debut?
As per the schedule, Lionel Messi will go through two press events before his debut match. The first one will be in the form of a press conference, set to be held on Monday. Messi will participate in an open training session on Tuesday, allowing journalists to get an early glimpse at the player in pink. Once these are wrapped up, the Argentine is set for his first outing as an Inter Miami player.
OFFICIAL: Inter Miami will unveil Lionel Messi on Sunday, July 16 ahead of possible debut date on July 21 vs. Cruz Azul in The Leagues Cup. ☀️ pic.twitter.com/sR5J6yJU0f
— CBS Sports Golazo ⚽️ (@CBSSportsGolazo) July 11, 2023
His debut could come as soon as the 21st of July. With Inter Miami playing Cruz Azul in the Leagues Cup at home, there is a positive chance that Messi makes his debut. Tickets for the game are being sold at a hefty premium. As a result, the best way to tune in is through Apple’s TV MLS Season Pass.