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Messi blew up the football market! A phrase from Leo made a world record for the worst US team.

Date: February 24, 2024 Time: 23:12:05

Just a few days ago it became known that the legendary Lionel Messi left the French “Paris Saint-Germain”. In Paris, the Argentine was two years, during which he managed to go from love to hatred of the club’s fans.

PSG owners and the player’s representatives tried to the last minute to negotiate a contract extension, but Leo’s unauthorized departure to Saudi Arabia in early May finally burned the bridges between him and Paris. After this trip, the fans even staged a demonstration against the player’s presence in the team. Thus, one of the best soccer players in history ended up as a free agent.

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Why the United States?

Messi was claimed by his native Barcelona, ​​club president Laporta dreamed of returning the Argentine to his native club. However, no one could guarantee a place on the base for Leo with absolute certainty. The team is in the middle of the rebuilding process and is still looking for its game despite having won LaLiga.

The striker also had a tempting offer from Saudi Arabia. Al-Hilal offered Messi a two-year contract, thanks to which he could earn 1.2 billion euros and become the highest-paid sportsman on the planet.

But in the end, Messi accepted the offer from Inter Miami. Not the last role in this transition was played by Leo’s friendship with the main shareholder of the team, David Beckham. As it became known, it was also important for the forward to free himself from excessive pressure. The striker is tired of excessive attention to his person, he wants a calmer life. For this, the United States is ideal. The low level of the league and the lack of an eternal rivalry with Ronaldo.

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Inter, in principle, can be called one of the worst teams in the United States. Probably not just in football. The Beckham-owned club was founded in 2018 and never made it past the first round of the playoffs. And now he occupies the last place in the table of the Eastern Conference of the MLS.

Popularity boom in social networks

After it became known that the Argentine was moving to sunny Miami, a real frenzy began on the club’s social networks. The number of subscribers began to grow exponentially. At the moment, 5 million have already subscribed to the Inter account on Instagram. The number of followers of the American team has multiplied by five.

At the same time, the number of followers of the club on Twitter increased from 180,000 to 410,000. Thus, David Beckham’s team became one of the league leaders in terms of audience coverage on social networks.

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League Most Valuable Team

Before Messi arrived at the club, Inter’s squad was estimated at 34.40 million euros, only 24 out of 29 in La Liga in this indicator. So that it is understood, the compositions of “Wings of the Soviets” and “Sochi” are estimated at approximately the same amount. But now, thanks to Messi, the Miami team confidently occupies the first place in MLS.

Leo is currently valued at €45.00M, now the club’s payroll has risen to €79.40M and the closest competitors are Atlanta (€60.15M) and Los Angeles (€55.10M).

It should be noted that previously the most expensive player at Inter was the striker of the Venezuelan national team, 30-year-old Martinez (4 million euros).

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The fans will have to pay

Messi is expected to make his MLS debut on July 2 in Inter’s home game against actor Matthew McConaughey’s Austin FC club. Tickets for this game are more expensive than for the NBA Playoff Finals: before signing Leo’s contract, the cheapest ticket was $29, and now the price has risen to $520.

It is curious that the stadium in Miami is not so chic. Inter players play in a stadium with a capacity for 18,000 spectators, such as the Khimki Arena or the Astrakhan Central Stadium.

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Some interesting contract details

According to The Athletic, Lionel will receive the following bonuses in MLS:

– Messi will receive a percentage of the profits from new Apple+ subscribers who start watching MLS games and content;

– Messi will begin to profit from the sale of some Adidas products;

– Messi will be able to buy any MLS team after his retirement.

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Puck Henry
Puck Henry
Puck Henry is an editor for ePrimefeed covering all types of news.

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