Lionel Messi Spotted Grocery Shopping in Miami Ahead of Unveiling

Lionel Messi Spotted Grocery Shopping in Miami Ahead of Unveiling

Rene Otinga
updated at July 14, 2023 at 12:40 PM
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  • Lionel Messi is still getting used to life in Miami ahead of a move to the MLS
  • The Argentine was recently spotted shopping at Publix in the city
  • Photos show Messi was out shopping alongside his wife, Antonella, and the couple’s three children

Argentine superstar, Lionel Messi was recently spotted grocery shopping alongside his wife and three children as he continues to get used to life in the US.

Messi is set to be unveiled by MLS side Inter Miami in the coming days after inking a £47 million-a-year deal with the club that is partly owned by David Beckham.

After holidaying in the Caribbean following the end of his stint with Paris Saint-Germain, Messi is officially taking to life in Miami, and has been tipped to revolutionize football in the MLS.

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Lionel Messi was shopping with his family at a store in Miami. Photo: The Sun.
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As reported previously by Sports Brief, the 36-year-old’s attempts to sneak out of an Italian restaurant in Miami proved futile as he was mobbed by fans, with one going to the lengths of kissing him.

Despite enjoying massive fame and success in Europe, the seven-time Ballon d’Or winner is not as popular in the US, if photos of his grocery shopping are anything to go by.

As reported by The Sun, Messi can be seen casually strolling the store alongside his three sons Thiago, ten; Mateo, seven; and Ciro, five.

His 35-year-old wife, Antonella was also in their midst and she rocked a lovely figure-hugging dress, paired with dark sandals.

At some point, Messi was stopped by some fans and willingly took selfies with them.

When will Messi be unveiled?

According to Marca, Messi is set to be unveiled as an official Inter Miami player this weekend in what will likely be a massive affair.

He is set to be joined at Inter Miami by his former Barcelona teammate, Sergio Busquets, who left the Catalan giants upon the expiry of his contract.

Messi’s debut will likely come on July 21, when Inter Miami faces Mexican side Cruz Azul in the Leagues Cup.

Laporta on Messi’s failed transfer

Sports Brief also reported on Barcelona president, Joan Laporta speaking on Messi’s botched return to the club.

In a recent interview with Mundo Deportivo, Laporta was quizzed about how the situation panned out regarding the pursuit of the World Cup Winner. The Barcelona chief responded: "We agreed, but everything has its time and sometimes the rhythms are different," Laporta told the Catalan media.

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