Lionel Messi confirms: Inter Miami will be his last club

The Argentinian star reveals that he plans to end his career in the MLS
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Lionel Messi, currently preparing for the 2024 Copa America with the Argentine national team, made a revelation that tugs at the hearts of soccer fans: Inter Miami will be the last club of his career. In an interview with ESPN, Messi shared his feelings about the impending retirement and his decision to end his soccer journey in MLS.

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"I've done this my whole life, I enjoy the training, the games. The fear that it will all end is always present. It was a tough step to leave Europe to come here; being a world champion helped a lot to see things differently as well," Messi said, reflecting on his transition from European football to Inter Miami.

Messi is one of the greatest players of all time, with a career filled with titles at Barcelona and a significant stint at PSG. Now, he is writing a new chapter at Inter Miami, where he has already contributed 12 goals and 9 assists. His performance has been crucial for the club, which currently boasts the best attack in MLS, with 42 goals scored.

At 36 years old, Messi chose the United States for a quieter life, away from the pressures of European football. He emphasized that he does not plan to retire at an Argentine club, preferring to savor every moment of his current experience. "I try to enjoy everything to the fullest because I'm aware that there is less and less time. I enjoy it to the maximum because I know that when I'm no longer (a player) I will miss it. I believe Inter Miami will be my last club," he stated.

Inter Miami is not just the final destination of an iconic player, but also a symbol of the rise of the American league. Messi at Inter Miami is not just about marketing or popularity. His presence elevates the level of competitiveness in the league and inspires young players. For fans, every game is a chance to see Messi's magic on the field, something many thought was only possible in dreams.