One of Lionel Messi’s former Barcelona teammates has expressed his desire to join the legendary World Cup winner in Major League Soccer (MLS). This exciting opportunity arises as Messi recently made the decision to join Inter Miami, a team owned by David Beckham.
Messi and Griezmann’s Time Together at Barcelona
During their time at Barcelona, Messi and Griezmann enjoyed two seasons playing side by side at the iconic Camp Nou stadium.
Griezmann’s move from Atletico Madrid to Barcelona involved a significant £107 million transfer fee. However, both players departed the club in 2021, with Messi joining Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) on a free transfer and Griezmann returning to Atletico Madrid initially on loan, which later became a permanent arrangement.
Following his two-year stint at PSG, Lionel Messi decided to join David Beckham’s MLS team, Inter Miami, after the expiration of his contract. This move was significant as Messi declined a world-record contract offer from Saudi Arabian side Al-Hilal and also turned down a potential return to Barcelona. On the other hand, Antoine Griezmann expressed his keenness to join Messi in America, stating that playing in the MLS is a personal dream of his.
Griezmann’s Future Plans and Messi’s Perspective
When asked about his potential move to the MLS, Griezmann revealed that it is an objective he wishes to achieve in the future.
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He emphasized his desire for optimal conditions when making the transition. Meanwhile, Lionel Messi explained his motivations for joining Inter Miami, highlighting that he has accomplished everything he could in football and is ready for a new challenge.
Antoine Griezmann’s admiration for Lionel Messi and his aspirations to join him in the MLS demonstrate the impact Messi has had on his former Barcelona teammate. While Messi embarks on a new chapter of his career with Inter Miami, Griezmann looks forward to fulfilling his own dream of playing alongside the Argentinian maestro in America.
As both players continue to make their mark on the football world, fans eagerly anticipate what the future holds for these extraordinary talents.