Lionel Messi reveals dream of playing in the MLS after Barcelona

Lionel Messi of FC Barcelona (Photo by Alejandro/DeFodi Images via Getty Images)
Lionel Messi of FC Barcelona (Photo by Alejandro/DeFodi Images via Getty Images) /

Lionel Messi has stated that he desires a move to the MLS.

Lionel Messi may be off to the United States of America to play out the rest of his career. In a shocking turn of events, the captain of Barcelona has admitted that the thought of playing in Major League Soccer has crossed his mind before. This could mean that European football will be losing one of its greatest assets next season.

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In a new interview with Spanish media channel, La Sexta, the Barcelona captain opened up about a possible move away from the club. While he said that he was not paying too much attention to all the transfer rumors, he also did not confirm that he would be staying, once again throwing his future up in the air.

The six-time Ballon d’Or winner, however, did mention something that caught everyone by surprise. Messi said publicly that he had thought about moving to the MLS and it is very much an option for him. He said in the interview,

"“I always said that I have the impression that I would like to enjoy the experience of living in the United States, of living in that league and that life, but if it happens or not I don’t know,”Source Goal"

This could be a subliminal message as Inter Miami boss, David Beckham, is already trying to get his hands on the Argentine. Messi also owns a multimillion-dollar luxury apartment in the Porsche Towers in Florida and he would also be getting a very lucrative deal if he joined the South Florida franchise.

The move might not materialize, however, as Beckham had also offered a contract to Messi’s friend Luis Suarez but the Uruguayan chose to remain in the La Liga. The 33-year-old still has a few more years of top football left in him and he could move to another league to experience something new.

While a move to Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain is also possible, when asked about Atletico Madrid or Real Madrid, the superstar replied a straightforward “No, impossible.”

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