“Lionel Messi could return to Barcelona this winter”…’Autumn Festival’ in Europe and ‘Spring Festival’ in the US.
Lionel Messi could return to Camp Nou.
Britain’s ‘Daily Mail’ reported on June 6 (KST) that “Barcelona are considering a stunning deal to bring Messi back on loan if Inter Miami fail to qualify for the US Major League Soccer (MLS) playoffs. Messi left the club in 2021 when he was unable to secure a new contract with Barcelona and gave a tearful farewell speech at a press conference. According to Spain’s Sport, “Barcelona are preparing a stunning move for Messi,” the report said.
Unlike Europe, where the summer solstice is celebrated, the spring equinox is celebrated in the United States. If Miami misses the playoffs, Barcelona could make a surprise move for Messi this winter, according to the report. “Although the two clubs have not discussed a transfer at this stage, it is an option that Barcelona are considering,” the Daily Mail explained.
Messi parted ways with Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) last summer. Saudi Arabia’s Al-Hilal and his hometown club Barcelona were among the options, but the choice was unexpected. Miami, USA, had been mentioned from time to time. It’s the perfect place for him to live with his family and earn an astronomical amount of money.
The specific salary was also revealed. “Co-president Jorge Mas revealed to Spanish newspaper El País how much Messi will be paid,” Forbes reported. Mas, a billionaire who is the chairman and largest shareholder of construction engineering company Mastec, said he would pay Messi ‘between $50 million and $60 million a year.
“I didn’t see it (the deal) being finalized until the end of May. I didn’t want Messi to feel pressure. We talked in Barcelona, Miami, Rosario, Doha,” he said, opening up about the process of signing Messi. Of course, that’s just the base salary. If you add in all the big sponsorships, it’s a lot of money.
Co-owner Beckham also said, “When I was building a team in Miami 10 years ago, I had a dream of bringing in the best player in the world. Players who shared the ambition I had when I joined the LA Galaxy (as a player) helped build a legacy in soccer for the next generation. Today that dream has come true. We are so proud to have a player like Messi join us. We are thrilled to welcome him to Miami and the next chapter begins here.”
Messi has dominated the Americas with little time to adjust. After signing Messi, Jordi Alba, and Sergio Busquets to complete the “Barça Connection,” Miami was transformed. From the bottom of the MLS Eastern Conference, Miami won the League Cup, defeating Crew Azul (2-1), Atlanta United (4-0), Orlando City (3-1), FC Dallas (4-4 draw, 5-3 on penalties), Charlotte (4-0), Philadelphia Union (4-1), and Nashville (1-1 draw, 10-9 on penalties).
Hard carry, literally. Messi racked up a whopping 11 offensive points (10 goals, 1 assist) in seven games. Miami scored 22 goals and conceded eight in seven League Cup games. No one thought Miami, who were considered the underdogs in all of MLS, would make it all the way to the League Cup final. It was a miracle that was accomplished by one player, Messi.
Then Messi suddenly disappeared. He disappeared after the injury against Toronto. Without Messi, Miami tied Orlando City in the league (1-1 draw) and then lost to the Houston Dynamo in the U.S. Open Cup final (1-2 loss), narrowly missing out on the club’s second title.바카라사이트
Miami continues to go downhill. After playing to a 1-1 draw with New York City (1-1 L), they were shut out by Chicago (1-4 L). Busquets struggled in the midfield, but it wasn’t enough. Chicago ran away with the victory, thanks in large part to Xherdan Shaqiri, who has been called the Messi of the Alps.
Only three games left to make the playoffs. Miami needs to go undefeated or the season is over. In the meantime, Barcelona have approached the club and are looking to reunite with Messi, albeit on a short-term loan. There’s even talk that a friendly match between the two clubs could be an option. Once again, the possibility of a “Messi (Barcelona)” is being raised.