Lionel Messi could support Barcelona until 2023, when he could leave for the United States to link the resettlement to the education of his children. Meanwhile, it is also reported that Messi has already bought a luxury apartment in the city of Miami.
The Argentinian’s future at Barcelona has been the subject of speculation since he submitted a transfer request in the summer of 2020 after a turbulent season at Camp Nou. However, Messi was ultimately unable to force an exit due to the contractual stumbling block of his € 700million release clause.
The striker’s Barcelona contract expires in the summer of 2021, and although he has insisted that he will not start negotiations with another club by then, he has revealed his desire to s ‘try in another league before retiring – and the name ditched United. States as an example.
Reports have since surfaced to suggest that the mention of the United States was not just an innocent and fleeting comment. Messi has reportedly spoken to former Barcelona teammate Luis Suarez about teaming up again with Inter Miami – the MLS squad owned by David Beckham.
According to Spanish media Cadena Ser, the 33-year-old could hold his move to Miami until 2023 so his children can attend high school in the United States before going to college. Messi has three children, currently aged eight, five and two.
The culture in the United States, the education his children would receive, and the MLS would all be seen as an “attractive” prospect for the Barcelona man.
The report says the six-time Ballon d’Or winner bought an apartment in Miami’s exclusive Sunny Isles a year and a half ago, located in the luxurious Porsche Design Tower – a 25-minute drive from Inter Stadium Miami. .
Messi has also been linked with a meeting with former Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola and former PSG teammate Neymar.
Barcelona’s presidential election takes place on January 24, which could go a long way in determining the future of the club and Messi.