Messi’s future in PSG has been subject to speculation due to his failure to sign a new contract with the French giants.
Inter Miami have shown interest in bringing the Argentine to the US to play in the MLS
Messi is yet to sign a new contract with PSG, although the club owners are confident that he will remain in Paris. This delay in signing has made an opening for interested clubs to express their interest.
Inter Miami manager, Phil Neville, has shown interest in signing the former Barcelona star, and his former teammate Sergio Busquets. He confirmed that the club has the wage space to accommodate both stars as Gonzalo Higuain is set to retire.
Sergio Busquets contract with Barcelona is also set to run out at the end of the season, and he might be set to say goodbye to the club he has spent all his playing career in.
“I’m not going to deny [it and say] there isn’t truth in the speculation that we’re interested in Lionel Messi and Sergio Busquets,” Neville told The Times. “Since I joined Miami, I think we’ve been linked with every single top player in world football.
“From Sergio Ramos, Dani Alves, Robert Lewandowski, Willian, Cesc Fabregas, Luis Suarez… all of them, you can rattle off. We’re always going to be linked with the best players in the world.
“We had Gonzalo Higuain and Blaise Matuidi. Now we’ve got the opportunity to bring in some new designated players [who fall outside the league’s salary cap] following their retirements.”
Messi has also been linked to a return to his homeland if he decides not to stay in Paris. Sergio Aguero, his close friend, hints at the possibility of Messi returning to Newell’s Old Boys.
Messi himself has openly spoken about his time adapting to life in Paris since his move from Barcelona, and this might serve as an indicator of what he might be feeling regarding his next move.
As reported by Le Parisien, Messi said: “I like Paris a lot more now, I have discovered the city and I find it magnificent.
“In the first year, there was a huge change. Things happened very suddenly, it was not my objective to leave Barcelona, and everything about it was very abrupt.
“After this long period and the difficult times, I am happy to live where I live, and my family and I are enjoying Paris. It was hard at the start, we had stayed all our lives in the same place, I had never moved and I did not know what it was like to leave.
“We did not expect this, it happened very quickly, and we had to leave Barcelona overnight. We found ourselves in a new environment. We had our life in Barcelona, our friends, our habits, and we found ourselves in a different place, with another language, another football, another climate, I suffered a lot from that. It was hard. But, today, I enjoy everything, including football.”