Inter Miami co-owner David Beckham is uncertain about Lionel Messi’s fitness for his upcoming debut against Cruz Azul. The team is evaluating his fitness and ensuring his availability. Beckham believes Leo and Tata Martino will determine his availability. Messi’s transfer to the MLS team is expected to be successful, despite fans booing him during his final game for PSG.
Primary update on Argentina’s World Cup winner’s Inter Miami debut from David Beckham
On the 21st of this month, Lionel Messi plans to appear in his Inter Miami debut, and fans in the USA are waiting to see one of the game’s top players.
Messi’s first game may get postponed
Messi’s anticipated debut, scheduled for later this week against Cruz Azul, may need to be put on hold, according to Inter Miami co-owner Beckham, as the team evaluates their new signing’s fitness after his unveiling.
David Beckham’s statement
“Our team isn’t sure if Leo is going to play the game or if he will have minutes,” Beckham said in a statement to ESPN Argentina. “I think that, after all, he needs to be ready. He’s been on vacation and just got to Miami, so we protect him and ensure his availability. He looks good and has put in some work.”
“I believe Leo and Tata [Martino] will determine whether or not he plays on Friday, but the vibe here will be incredible, and hopefully, we can win.”
Lionel Messi appears in his Inter Miami debut
On the 21st of this month, Lionel Messi plans to appear in his Inter Miami debut, and fans in the USA are waiting to see one of the game’s top players. Inter Miami will play Mexico’s Cruz Azul in their Leagues Cup opener.
Messi’s tranfer to the MLS team
Fans booed Messi during his final game for PSG, and he left the club in an unglamorous manner. In the past, the PSG fans also booed him. Spectators linked him to his former club Barcelona and the Saudi Pro League team Al Hilal after leaving as a free agent, but he ultimately completed an incredible transfer to the MLS team.
More about the transfer
In addition to his club salary, Messi will likely earn a sizable sum from sponsorship agreements. The MLS and Apple signed a significant contract in 2022 that allows Apple to stream all league games globally for ten years in exchange for at least $250 million every season. According to reports, MLS and Apple have given Messi revenue from new customers who sign up for the MLS Season Pass streaming service on Apple TV. Adidas, Messi’s longtime sponsor, is also a significant supporter of Major League Soccer.