MLS Club to Explore Epic Reunion of Messi and Ronaldo in America

MLS Club to Explore Epic Reunion of Messi and Ronaldo in America

Ero Samson
updated at June 7, 2023 at 2:42 PM
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  • Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have been linked with a move to the MLS
  • The pair have been rivals for the last 16 years most notably as El Clasico rivals
  • A reunion of the duo hinges on Messi’s proposed move to US side Inter Miami

For the umpteenth time, Lionel Messi is the centre of attention, as the world awaits the Argentine’s decision on his club future.

Messi’s choice, which may possibly be the final move of his career, could cause a ripple effect which could impact his greatest rival, Cristiano Ronaldo.

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Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are linked with a move to the MLS. Image: Yasser Bakhsh.
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Messi reportedly has three options on the table with Inter Miami in the USA, Al-Hilal in Saudi Arabia, and Barcelona in Spain all looking to sign the World Cup winner.

The latter is currently hamstrung by salary limit restrictions, which could prevent them from making the veteran any guarantee that he will be registered to play.

Recently, the possibility of joining Inter Miami has gained startling momentum.

According to reports from Relevo journalist, Toni Juanmarti, the MLS club is waiting for Messi's decision on his future and exploring the possibility of signing his generational rival, Ronaldo.

The former Real Madrid star currently plays for Al-Hilal's rival club, Al-Nassr, following a January switch from Manchester United.

Barcelona transfer expert, Gerard Romero later reported that a move to Inter Miami has not been finalised but he believes Messi will announce his decision soon.

Ronaldo fed up with Al-Nassr

Meanwhile, reports from El Nacional and Mundo Deportivo claimed Ronaldo is already fed up with life in Saudi Arabia after struggling to adapt to the local culture.

These reports have further fanned the embers of a potential move to the MLS for the Portuguese forward.

Messi and Ronaldo have dominated the game for a decade, and their head-to-head match-ups were perhaps the greatest football had ever seen.

Messi speaks on GOAT debate

Earlier, Sports Brief reported on Messi discussing the unending GOAT debate between himself and his age-old adversary, Ronaldo.

The 35-year-old, who recently picked up his second Laureus Sportsman of the Year Award in Paris, finally weighed in on the debate.

Messi told CNN that simply being considered among the greatest names football had ever seen was an achievement on its own to him.

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Samson Ero is a sports journalist with a track record of over five years in the Nigerian media industry. He graduated from Nigerian Institute of Journalism (2021-2023).