Inter Miami’s absence from the Major League Soccer playoffs could lead to Messi being away from football for four months.
As a result, the North American team will play its last game of 2023 on October 21st and will only return to activity in March 2024. The long period of inactivity gave room for speculation.
Thus, the Catalan press has already started speculating about the possibility of Messi being loaned to Barcelona for six months. The Sport newspaper talks about such an alternative, but with several reservations: LaLiga must make possible registration difficult and, above all, there is no negotiation.
Namely, the rumor comes to light after the president of Inter Miami made room for Messi to say goodbye to Barça. The newspaper Sport also states that Saudi clubs are considering trying to count on the player in the first six months of 2024.
Before going to the United States, the Argentine turned down an offer from Al-Hilal, which would have made him the highest-paid sportsman in history.
Inter Miami coach Tata Martino commented on Messi’s future after the confirmation of Inter Miami’s absence from the playoffs. He didn’t talk.
“Maybe he will visit Barcelona. Besides, I don’t know anything else about it,” said the coach.
Messi was on the field in the 1-0 defeat to Cincinnati last Saturday after three weeks out due to injury. The result eliminated all chances of Inter Miami qualifying for the MLS playoffs.
Now, Leo Messi presented himself to the Argentina national team this Monday (9), to begin preparation for the next two rounds of the qualifiers. The current world champion faces Paraguay, this Thursday, and visits Peru, next Tuesday.