Soccer fans ask Lionel Messi to ‘announce Inter Miami’ after MLS celebrates World Cup final goal

‘MLS tweet this is funny’: US soccer fans call on Lionel Messi to ‘announce Inter Miami’ after Major League Soccer celebrated his World Cup final goal on Twitter, as Argentina hero could join David Beckham’s team next year

  • Lionel Messi could join Inter Miami in 2023 when his contract at PSG is up
  • 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”
  • Soccer fans thought it could have been a hint that Messi was joining MLS
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American soccer fans spied what they hoped could be a subtle hint that Lionel Messi may be on his way to Major League Soccer during the World Cup final.

The Argentina hero put his side 1-0 up in the final against France with a sublime penalty after Angel Di Maria had been fouled.

And the MLS Twitter account marked the moment by posting a photo of Messi celebrating his goal with the caption: “This guy”.

But with Messi and Inter Miami in talks over a sensational move to the US next year, American soccer fans believed there might have been a hidden message in the tweet.

American soccer fans hoped an MLS tweet on Lionel Messi’s World Cup goal was an Inter Miami hint

Messi gave his Argentina team the lead with a penalty in the final against France in Qatar

Messi gave his Argentina team the lead with a penalty in the final against France in Qatar

“MLS tweeting this is funny,” one fan said in response, noting the links between Messi and David Beckham’s Miami team.

Another simply said ‘announce Miami’ while another fan responded with: ‘Messi to Inter Miami – can you imagine what the shirt sales will be?’

Another soccer fan wrote: “Photoshop the Inter Miami jersey on him already.”

Sportsmail reported on 27 November that a deal between Messi and Miami is close, with Beckham playing a key role in orchestrating 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 side believe the Argentine legend will formalize a move on a free transfer to become the highest-paid player in the sport’s history in the United States.

Messi, 35, is currently believed to be on wages of around £1.2m-a-week and will take a pay cut at the Florida franchise, which is co-owned by David Beckham.

David Beckham has apparently been a key figure in trying to get Messi to join Inter Miami

David Beckham has apparently been a key figure in trying to get Messi to join Inter Miami

He would still be the highest paid player in MLS history.

But for now, Messi’s world revolves around the World Cup. He scored the first goal of the final for Argentina from the penalty spot and his side then went 2-0 up with Di Maria rounding off a sweeping move.

The World Cup has been the only trophy to elude Messi during his glittering career, with many believing that glory in Qatar would also make him the greatest to ever play the game.

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