Lionel Messi’s Inter Miami Deal Makes Ryan Reynolds’ $2.5M Wrexham Buyout Look Like World’s Smallest Peanut Offer

Lionel Messi's Inter Miami Deal Makes Ryan Reynolds' $2.5M Wrexham Buyout Look Like World's Smallest Peanut Offer
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Argentine professional soccer player Lionel Messi is one of the greatest players of all time. The player has mesmerized soccer fans all over the world with his remarkable skills and undeniable talent. Over a decades-long career, he has played for multiple soccer clubs, and it doesn’t surprise fans when a club approaches the star player to join them. It was also the case when his departure from his last club PSG was confirmed.

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Lionel Messi

He reportedly received a massive offer from the Saudi Professional League to join the Al-Hilal club. However, he eventually decided to join MLS club Inter Miami. The deal between him and MLS club Inter Miami and the details of his contract with the soccer club has emerged, which is expected to be far bigger than Ryan Reynolds’ $2.5 million Wrexham Buyout.

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Details of Lionel Messi’s Deal with Inter Miami Revealed

The star soccer player Lionel Messi surprised fans all around the world by passing on the offers of the Saudi Pro League and FC Barcelona. And it continued as he joined Major League Soccer’s Inter Miami. It is the first time that the Argentine World Cup winner has decided to play outside of Europe in his career.

Lionel Messi
Sports star Lionel Messi

The deal is reportedly the biggest signing in the history of MLS as the first details of the deal started coming out. It is revealed that the World Cup-winning sports star will officially join Inter Miami after his contract expires with PSG. The estimated figure for his salary is expected to be $150 million, which would also include his signing bonus.

Apart from this, the commercial partnerships are expected to make it an even more lucrative venture for the player. According to the Athletic, Messi has also signed a revenue-sharing agreement with major brands like Adidas and Apple. It is also reported that he would receive a portion from the merchandise sales after his signing.

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Soccer Club Inter Miami

He would also reportedly receive a share of the Apple MLS broadcasting partnership. Messi was reportedly offered $1.7 billion to play for Saudi Professional League. Although MLS was not able to offer as much as Saudi Pro League, the whole deal is considered much more beneficial for the sports star and everyone involved in it.

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Lionel Messi Expressed His Wish to Move to the USA

Lionel Messi has played for multiple clubs throughout his career. However, he has expressed his wish to move to the US during an interview. He said that he had decided to go to Miami. ” If the Barcelona thing didn’t work out, I wanted to leave Europe, leave the spotlight, and focus more on my family,” he shared.

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Lionel Messi with Inter Miami co-owner David Beckham
Lionel Messi with Inter Miami co-owner David Beckham

He further stated, “I’ve made the decision that I’m going to Miami” before adding, “I’m missing a few things, but we’ve decided to keep going down the path.” Messi is expected to officially sign his deal with Inter Miami on July 4, and his first game with the club is expected to be against Cruz Azul in the Leagues Cup later in July.

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Laxmi Rajput is a writer at Fandomwire. She finished her Post Graduation in Broadcast Journalism and worked as a Business News writer for a year. But her interest in entertainment and pop culture compelled her to find a way towards Entertainment Journalism. She has worked across various fields and has 2 years of experience in content writing. She likes reading, music, movies, and traveling. She aspires to become a fiction writer in the future.