Even hundreds of billions of won couldn’t sway Messi, the world’s biggest football star, who chose to play professional football in the United States, not Europe or Saudi Arabia. The reason is also like Messi.
Onuri is a reporter.
Messi, a superstar who has won seven Ballon d’Ors and won the league, Champions League, and World Cup, is taking on an unexpected new challenge.안전놀이터
Not traditional Europe, not big-money Saudi Arabia, but American professional football.
[Lionel Messi: I have decided to go to Inter Miami, it’s my choice at the end of my career].
After his contract with Paris Saint-Germain ended, there was speculation that he would go to his ‘home team’ Barcelona, but he rejected the idea for a reason.
[Lionel Messi: I was told that they would have to sell a few players (because of me) or take a pay cut. I don’t want to be involved in these things].
Last month, Saudi Arabia’s Al-Hilal offered him a whopping $570 million a year.
But locally, analysts say he could be worth more than that playing for an American team.
Apple TV, which broadcasts the US league, and sponsor Adidas are looking at ways to share some of the revenue with Messi.
[CBS TV in the U.S.: Inter Miami would have offered him a similar amount of money and a better life, sharing profits and equity, giving him a bigger vision, and in my experience, Miami is the most livable city in the world].
Also, there is a strong Argentine community in Miami, and the fact that the United States is hosting the 2026 World Cup would have been a motivating factor for Messi, who means a lot to the national team.
Today, the team announced Messi’s signing during a game, and not only did it boost Inter Miami’s social media following, but also the price of tickets to next month’s home game.