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Jorge Mas reveals the deal for Messi: Inter Miami will revolutionize MLS

Inter Miami's owner spills the beans on Messi's lucrative contract and future plans, setting the stage for a new era in American soccer.

In a stunning turn of events, Inter Miami has made waves in the soccer world by signing none other than Lionel Messi. The Argentine superstar, who recently completed his contract with Paris Saint-Germain (PSG), has chosen to continue his illustrious career in the vibrant city of Miami. Jorge Mas, one of the club's owners, has shared exclusive insights into the deal, shedding light on the long-standing plans to bring Messi to the United States.

A long-awaited dream realized

Jorge Mas reminisces about the inception of the audacious plan, stating that discussions to bring Messi to Inter Miami began as early as 2019. Mas envisions Messi's arrival as a game-changer for Major League Soccer (MLS), predicting that the league could soon become one of the world's top-tier competitions.

Moreover, he believes that Messi's influence will extend far beyond football. He expressed his confidence in the Argentine's future involvement with the club even after retirement, drawing parallels to icons like David Beckham and Michael Jordan.

Lionel Messi cheering after scoring a goal

The mega contract and meticulous negotiations

Mas revealed the jaw-dropping details of Messi's contract, disclosing that the legendary forward will earn an astounding annual salary between 50 and 60 million dollars. The owner also unveiled the extensive efforts that went into securing the deal, including multiple conversations with Messi and his father, negotiations in various locations, and even the influence of an Apple contract.

Mas highlights the importance of building a formidable team around Messi, mentioning the signing of Sergio Busquets, a crucial addition to providing support on the pitch. He teases that there will be "two or three" more signings and confirms ongoing discussions with Jordi Alba. However, he expresses less certainty regarding the potential arrivals of Luis Suarez and Angel di Maria.

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