Lionel Messi to signal with MLS-based membership in two years, journalist claims

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FC Barcelona fell in the last 16 of the UEFA Champions League. Losing Paris Saint-Germain could be the last time Lionel Messi put the Barça shirt on in a European competition.

As many already know, the 33-year-old’s contract expires in June and he has to decide whether to stay or look for greener pastures. Manchester City FC and PSG are the rumored targets; However, these two clubs are likely to offer the aging superstar a two- or three-year deal.

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Even so, by age 35 or 36, a Messi will likely want to keep playing football. Then the Argentine international will likely cross the pond to North America, at least one Spanish journalist believes that this is the plan.

During the Carrusel Deportivo program (via Diario AS), SER journalist José Antonio Ponseti announced that the Barça superstar will join David Beckham’s Inter Miami in two years.

“There is a 50 percent chance Messi will stay at Barcelona before 78 percent,” said Ponseti. “Whatever happens, Messi will be at Inter Miami in two years.”

Beckham has long wanted the marketable superstar to lure South Florida citizens to his MLS club. The chance to see Messi live, even though it will be in the twilight of his career, will entice people in the Miami area to flock to their stadium.

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