In the recent announcement during Inter Miami’s end-of-year media availability, Lionel Messi, now intricately tied to the club, made a bold promise: to substantially improve the roster for the upcoming Major League Soccer (MLS) season. Under the leadership of the sporting director, Chris Henderson, the commitment is clear – to work tirelessly during the offseason to strengthen the team in all positions.
The disappointing outcome of the last season, especially in Messi’s absence due to injuries, highlighted the team’s deficiencies. The attack struggled to find cohesion, while the midfield and defense seemed disjointed. The departure of Josef Martinez added an extra layer of complexity to the quest for reinforcements.
The packed schedule of 2024, filled with international competitions, Concacaf tournaments, and the challenging specific MLS competitions, demands a robust and versatile roster. The stated goal is clear: a forward, a midfielder, a defender, and any other player who can elevate the team’s level.
Inter Miami is not just looking for players to fill gaps; they are seeking pieces that can shape a cohesive unit capable of facing the varied challenges of the upcoming season. The expectation is high, and Messi, now not only a player but a central figure in the club’s decisions, will undoubtedly influence the recruitment process.
The news that the club has no scheduled matches for 2023 adds a layer of suspense to the preseason starting in January. Fans, who have seen their team struggle and thrive under Messi’s leadership, eagerly await the moves in the transfer market that will shape Inter Miami’s future.
Beyond the borders of the MLS, Messi will also bring his mastery to the FIFA World Cup qualifiers, facing Brazil. His presence, both on the field and behind the scenes, is a clear sign of a new era of ambition and determination at Inter Miami. As negotiations and signings unfold in the coming months, the eyes of the soccer world will be focused on the transformation Messi promises to bring to Inter Miami.