Inter Miami set to sign Lionel Messi, beating out Barca and Saudi Arabia – ESPN weighs in on Messi’s potential return

Inter Miami has reportedly beaten out Barcelona and Saudi Arabia to sign Argentine superstar Lionel Messi to their club. According to CBS Sports, Inter Miami is set to offer Messi a deal that he cannot refuse. While many Messi fans were hoping for a return to Barcelona, ESPN FC reports that there is still a long way to go before that can happen. Julien Laurens mentions that Messi’s return to Barcelona would require some significant changes within the club, which could take time to execute. If Messi does not return to Barcelona and goes on to sign with Inter Miami, he will join a team with some impressive players, including Gonzalo Higuain and Blaise Matuidi. Forbes reports that Messi has already agreed to join Inter Miami, adding fuel to the fire of the speculation.

However, not everyone is excited about the possibility of Messi joining another club. The Indian Express highlights how Messi joining Saudi club Al Hilal would be a shame, citing the country’s human rights record. ESPN FC also looks at Messi’s tenure at Barcelona, noting that this could be his last dance with the club. Only time will tell where Messi will end up next, but one thing is for sure: it will be a major move in the soccer world.