Suárez and Messi: The Explosive Duo of Inter Miami Set to Shake Up MLS

Inter Miami prepares to welcome Luis Suárez to MLS
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On Wednesday afternoon, the Miami Herald released hot information about the imminent agreement between Luis Suárez and Inter Miami, a Major League Soccer (MLS) club in the United States. The news confirms what had been speculated since November when the Uruguayan newspaper El País announced the likely move of the Uruguayan striker to the American team.

Inter Miami, which already boasts stars like Lionel Messi, Sergio Busquets, and Jordi Alba, seems to be assembling a formidable squad for the upcoming season. The discussed deal, valid for one season, opens the door for Suárez to occupy one of the coveted "Designated Player" slots, reserved for athletes with salaries above $651,000, as stipulated for 2023.

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However, Inter Miami's smart strategy stands out by considering the option of "Targeted Allocation Money (TAM)," allowing the team to keep this slot open for potential additional reinforcements. This approach, besides demonstrating shrewdness in squad management, would enable Suárez's inclusion with a salary below the limit, coupled with a contractual bonus.

Behind-the-scenes maneuvers suggest that Inter Miami is determined to build a competitive team without violating the financial rules of the American league. The arrival of Suárez, known for his striking ability and sharp goal-scoring instincts, promises to form an explosive duo with Messi, reigniting the partnership that made history at Barcelona.

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Inter Miami's fanbase eagerly anticipates the arrival of the Uruguayan star. The preseason, set for January 10, promises to be a spectacle in itself, with the combination of talent, experience, and rivalry that this dynamic duo will bring to the MLS. Inter Miami is undoubtedly shaping up to be a force to be reckoned with in the upcoming season.