Lionel Messi has completed his move to Inter Miami on a free transfer.
The MLS club officially announced the signing on Saturday evening ahead of a presentation to be held on Sunday.
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Former Barcelona forward Messi was available after allowing his contract to run down with French champions Paris Saint-Germain.
Barcelona were interested in bringing Messi back to the Nou Camp, but an offer did not materialise due to LaLiga’s financial fair play rules.
There was also interest from Saudi Arabia, where Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema and N’Golo Kante now play, but Messi chose to join Inter Miami, who only became an MLS team in 2020 having been founded two years earlier.
They are however currently bottom of the Eastern Conference.