27/03/2023 Act. from 08:30 CEST
Miami has no room to sign Leo Messi. Although the Argentinian player comes with a letter of freedom. Restrictions on MLS franchises are high and skyrocketing salaries are not used. Actually, the normal salary is over three million in the season and six in the case of free agency.
Miami thought of everything, but nothing came together. He also proposed some imaginative options to sign Leo Messi without him losing a lot of money by going to the American competition.
The American option seemed to leave… until MLS decided to make such a big move for the team. In a recent meeting between the owners of the clubs held about six weeks ago, it was agreed that Leo Messi, the best player in the history of football, should continue his career in the competition. The chosen formula is unique, how else could it be possible to sign the current world champion.
The MLS clubs decided that they would all have to pay a portion of Leo Messi’s salary in order for him to sign for MLS. Everyone pays a part of the salary and Leo will go where he wants to play: if he wants to do it in Miami, if he wants to go to Los Angeles or if he prefers to live in New York.
In a strictly commercial sense, clubs consider paying for a player that they do not have in their lineup, but his presence would be increased in the sale of television rights: it is another thing to sell a product with Leo. another without.
With this formula, Leo Messi allows an important leap in the quality of popularization to transmit this sport in the United States of America, to organize the World Cup in 2026.
It is still curious that the clubs ended up paying the players who died in the teams, although it is not crazy or because, for example, Barça paid part of Griezmann’s salary when he was playing for a direct rival like Atletico Madrid.
Leo Messi, for his part, did not say a word about all this decision except in the MLS headquarters. His idea still continues its career in Europe. PSG has already made an offer for him and we are considering another one. Barça also continues to dream of incorporating him, although he does not have the liquidity for it. Work comes first.