‘MLS is tweeting it’s funny’: US football fans call on Lionel Messi to ‘announce Inter Miami’ after Major League Soccer celebrated his World Cup final goal on Twitter, as the Argentinian hero could join David Beckham’s squad next year
- Lionel Messi could join Inter Miami in 2023 at the end of his contract at PSG
- Messi scored Argentina’s first goal in the World Cup final against France in Qatar
- Major League Soccer celebrated the goal with a tweet saying ‘This Guy’
- Football fans thought this could have been a hint that Messi would join MLS
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American football fans have spied what they hoped was a subtle hint that Lionel Messi could be on his way to Major League Soccer in the World Cup final.
The Argentinian hero led his team 1-0 in the final against France with a sublime penalty after a foul on Angel Di Maria.
And the MLS Twitter account marked the moment by sending a picture of Messi celebrating his goal with the caption: ‘This guy’.
But with Messi and Inter Miami in talks over a sensational move to the United States next year, American football fans thought there might be a hidden message in the tweet.
American football fans were hoping an MLS tweet about Lionel Messi’s World Cup goal was a clue to Inter Miami
Messi put his Argentina side ahead with a penalty in the final against France in Qatar
“MLS is tweeting it’s funny,” one fan replied, noting Messi’s ties to David Beckham’s Miami side.
Another simply said ‘announce Miami’ while another fan replied: ‘Messi to Inter Miami – can you imagine what the jersey sales numbers will be?’
Another football fan wrote: “Photoshop the Inter Miami shirt on him already”.
Sportsmail reported on November 27 that a deal between Messi and Miami is close, with Beckham playing a key role in arranging the deal.
Messi currently plays club football with Paris Saint-Germain but his contract expires at the end of the European club season in July 2023.
The MLS team believe the Argentine legend will formalize the move to a free transfer to become the highest-paid player in the history of the sport in the United States.
Messi, 35, is currently reportedly taking a salary of around £1.2million a week and taking a pay cut at the Florida franchise, which is co-owned by David Beckham.
David Beckham was apparently a key figure in trying to get Messi to join Inter Miami
He would, however, remain the highest-paid player in MLS history.
But for now, Messi’s world revolves around World Cup glory. He scored the first goal of the final for Argentina from the penalty spot and his side went on to lead 2-0 with Di Maria completing a sweeping move.
The World Cup was the only trophy to elude Messi in his glittering career, with many believing that glory in Qatar would also make him the best to ever play the game.