Inter Miami have given big impetus to their ambitious plans to sign Lionel Messi from French champions PSG, according to French reports.
Messi’s contract with PSG expires at the end of the season, with the possibility of extending the stay of the World Cup winner.
But France’s L’Equipe reports that Messi is increasingly hesitant about extending his contract with the Parisian team.
The report said MLS side Inter Miami are keen to sign the former Barcelona star.
Inter Miami are owned by former PSG player David Beckham and managed by Phil Neville.
According to L’Equipe, the Argentinian star’s family wants to live in America, as Messi has a house in Miami where he often spends his holidays.
Last month, Inter Miami manager Neville did not rule out signing the Argentine star.
“We want to bring the best player in the world to this club and he’s probably the best player, so the picture hasn’t changed for us at all,” he said.
It’s complicated to sign a player of that level. It takes time.
The seven-time Ballon d’Or winner, who is represented by his father Jorge, met with PSG representatives on Wednesday.
PSG’s No. 10 is in his second season, and has grown significantly with 10 goals and 10 assists in 18 Ligue 1 games so far.
He has scored five goals in seven appearances in the Champions League but was unable to prevent a 1–0 defeat to Bayern Munich in the first leg of the last 16 of the Champions League.
A Champions League exit at the hands of the Germans will only add to the noise surrounding Messi’s future.
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