Lionel Messi’s Representative Rubbishes Claims That Argentinian Superstar Is Close to Joining Inter Miami

Lionel Messi’s Representative Rubbishes Claims That Argentinian Superstar Is Close to Joining Inter Miami

  • Lionel Messi was recently linked with a big-money move to the America next season
  • Messi's representative has since rubbished claims he will join MLS side Inter Miami
  • Paris Saint-Germain are desperate to renew Messi's contract but Barca want him back

Where will Lionel Messi play his football next season?

According to a representative of the Argentinian player, Messi will not be heading to Major League Soccer (MLS) just yet.

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Lionel Messi is still a Paris Saint-Germain player and won't be heading to the MLS anytime soon, one of his representatives claimed. Image: Paris Saint-Germain Football.
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News broke recently that the Paris Saint-Germain attacker was close to agreeing on a deal, that would have seen him head to the United States of America next season.

Goal reported that Messi was close to finalising a record-breaking deal to join Inter Miami after his contract with PSG ends in 2023. Inter Miami are co-owned by David Beckham.

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The news naturally had many fans talking, as football lovers reacted to the news of Messi in the MLS.

However, Marcelo Mendez, a representative of the player, has rubbished the reports, Sports Mole reported.

"It's false; it's fake news. There is no negotiation for Lionel to join Inter Miami next season," he said.

The publication reported that Messi is expected to turn down any offer from the MLS side, as he is keen to remain in Europe for at least another season.

PSG are hoping to extend the Argentinian captain’s contract at the club, but his former side Barcelona are also in the running for his signature.

Messi close to Miami deal

Lionel Messi is close to agreeing on a deal with Inter Miami. The deal would see him become the highest-ever paid player in the MLS, Sports Brief reported.

Messi, who is currently in Qatar for World Cup duty with Argentina, will be a free agent at the end of the season when his two-year Ligue 1 outfit Paris Saint-Germain contract ends.

The seven-time Ballon d'Or winner has a home in Miami and if reports are to be believed, could be open to seeing out the remainder of his illustrious career in the United States of America.