Argentinian football superstar Lionel Messi has arrived in Florida to finalize his move to Inter Miami, a Major League Soccer (MLS) club.
Messi, accompanied by his family, was seen disembarking from a private jet at an executive airport near Inter Miami’s stadium in Fort Lauderdale.
It is reported that Messi will sign a two-and-a-half-year contract worth $60 million per year. He will be officially presented to fans at a stadium event on Sunday.
This move is expected to significantly boost the popularity of MLS and increase subscriptions to their streaming broadcast deal with Apple TV.
Ticket prices for games involving Messi have already seen a sharp increase, and fans are eagerly awaiting his debut for Inter Miami.
Messi’s arrival also adds to the excitement surrounding the upcoming 2026 World Cup, which will be hosted by the United States, Canada, and Mexico.
This article was updated 3 months ago