Lionel Messi discloses major Inter Miami decision

Lionel Messi has communicated his future plans after Inter Miami (Imago)

Lionel Messi discloses major Inter Miami decision

Seye Omidiora 19:21 - 12.06.2024

The Argentine has revealed his future plans with the MLS club.

Lionel Messi has disclosed that Inter Miami will be his last club before retirement. 

The 36-year-old joined the Major League Soccer side in the summer of 2023 having played the entirety of his professional career in Europe at Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain

Messi, who turns 37 on June 24, has netted 12 goals in 12 MLS appearances for Inter Miami this term, has revealed that he intends to end his club career with the Herons. 

“Yes. I think so, yes. Right now I think it’s going to be my last club, yes,” the global icon told ESPN. “I don’t think I am (prepared to leave football) either. 

“All my life I’ve done this, I love playing ball and I enjoy training and the day-to-day of matches. I am a bit scared of it all ending, that’s always there.  

“It was a difficult move leaving Europe to come here. Being a world champion helped and to see things a different way as well. But I don’t think about it — I try to enjoy things. That’s why I enjoy everything a lot more because I’m aware that I have less and less time left and I’m having a good time.  

Lionel Messi
Lionel Messi of Inter Miami | Imago

“I’m having a good time at the club with the good fortune to have team-mates and my friends next to me. I have a good time with the national team, where I have team-mates and friends as well, a lot of them, and I enjoy the small details that I know that I’ll miss when I’m not playing anymore.”

Messi was pivotal in Inter Miami winning the 2023 Leagues Cup, the franchise’s first major trophy and has been instrumental to Miami’s strong start to the regular MLS season. 

The icon has joined the Argentina squad for this summer’s Copa America to be held in the United States. Messi and his colleagues seek to navigate Group A which includes Canada, Chile and Peru.