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Lionel Messi: Ticket Prices Skyrocket to $9,000 for His Potential Inter Miami Debut
- Lionel Messi has decided to join Inter Miami in the MLS after departing PSG
- This is a major coup for the US league in the face of offers from Saudi Arabia
- Ticket prices for the Argentine star's potential debut have already surged
There was a great deal of enthusiasm in the US when it was revealed that Lionel Messi would be joining MLS club, Inter Miami.
Ticket prices for the seven-time Ballon d'Or winner's potential debut for his new club have already surged online, reportedly exceeding $9,000 apiece.
The Argentine magician is expected to play his first match for Inter Miami when they host Cruz Azul on July 21.
Goal reports the MLS summer transfer market opens on July 5, so Messi's debut will not happen until at least next month.
Potential Messi Miami debut dates
Messi might make his Inter Miami debut on one of three dates marked on the calendar, with the Leagues Cup match against Cruz Azul in Mexico on July 21 being the most likely.
The American side will compete on the road twice during that time, taking on DC United on July 8 and Saint Louis City on July 15.
However, Marca has reported it is unlikely that Messi's debut would take place away from home.
Why Messi snubbed Barcelona
Meanwhile, Sports Brief reported on Messi explaining why he snubbed Barcelona despite his desire to be reunited with his former club.
He said the 'missing ingredients' in the Catalans' attempts to convince him made it difficult for an agreement that would not hurt others.
The 35-year-old continued to stress his dream was to return to Barcelona but ultimately pointed out the club's poor financial status as a major factor.
Messi joins Inter Miami
In related news, Sports Brief reported that Argentine legend, Messi will join Inter Miami after his exit from French champions, Paris Saint-Germain.
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The former Barcelona forward is set to reject a more lucrative offer from Saudi Arabian side, Al-Hilal in the Gulf nation's top flight league.
The Inter Miami deal is said to include collaboration with Adidas, Apple and the like, with Messi already the face of numerous brands to date.