Messi: Inter Miami Star Boldly Claims Club Is Not Ready for Argentine in Brutally Honest Interview

Messi: Inter Miami Star Boldly Claims Club Is Not Ready for Argentine in Brutally Honest Interview

Rene Otinga
June 8, 2023 at 9:41 AM
  • Inter Miami goalie Nick Marsman did not hold back in his take on Lionel Messi’s imminent arrival
  • Messi snubbed Barcelona and Al Hilal in Saudi Arabia and is now set to play in the MLS
  • The MLS club are currently in the process of building a new state of the art stadium

Inter Miami goalkeeper Nick Marsman has explained why the club is “not ready” to sign Lionel Messi in an eye-opening interview.

Messi is all but an Inter Miami player after agreeing to join the MLS club once his contract at Paris Saint Germain runs out at the end of June.

Many are still in shock at how Messi decided to snub European football for the MLS, and it gets stranger as he is joining a club that currently sits bottom of the MLS Eastern Conference with five wins from a possible 16.

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Nick Marsman #21 of Inter Miami CF warms up against Columbus Crew at DRV PNK Stadium on September 13, 2022 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Photo by Lauren Sopourn
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Reports however claim the deal is quite handsome, as it will involve contributions from two of Major League Soccer's biggest commercial partners.

The MLS’s apparel sponsor Addidas will also offer Messi a profit-sharing agreement which entails the seven-time Ballon d’Or winner getting a cut of any increase in profits Addidas makes herein.

Marsman’s take on Messi

There is no denying Messi’s imminent arrival will work wonders for Inter Miami, who have already quadrupled their following on Instagram since the official announcement, as reported on

But the club’s goalkeeper Nick Marsman admitted the club is not necessarily prepared for the arrival of the 35-year old superstar for several reasons.

"I personally think that this club is not ready for Messi's arrival,” he told ESPN.
"We have a temporary stadium, people can just walk on the pitch, there are no gates. We also leave for the stadium without security. I think they aren't ready. But I hope he comes."

The David Beckham-owned club is currently in the process of building a mega stadium worth a reported $1 billion at the Miami Freedom Park. For now however, they use the DRV PNK Stadium in Fort Lauderdale which is fairly smaller and facilities like security are not necessarily top notch.

Inside Messi’s Luxury Miami apartment

Sports Brief also reported on Messi’s swanky apartment which he owns in Miami from back before agreeing a move to the MLS.

The apartment is located at the Porsche Design Tower, and was acquired back in 2021.

Completed in 2017, the swanky property sits on the Sunny Isles beachfront in Miami.

The tower is understood to have three car lifts allowing residents to park their vehicles on the same floor they are living in.

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