Argentina’s forward Lionel Messi has signed for American MLS side Inter Miami on a deal that runs until 2025.
Messi, 36 years old who is also a seven-time Ballon d’Or winner, , left French champions Paris St-Germain at the end of the 2022-23 season.
“I’m very excited to start this next step in my career with Inter Miami and in the United States,” Messi said.
Inter Miami’s co-owner David Beckham said that the signing was a ‘dream come true.’
Messi, who led his National team to World Cup victory last year, has not previously played for a club side outside Europe.
“This is a fantastic opportunity and together we will continue to build this beautiful project,” He said.
“The idea is to work together to achieve the objectives we set and I’m very eager to start helping here in my new home.” He added.
On securing the services of a player expected to win another Ballon d’Or this year, Beckham said: “10 years ago, when I started my journey to build a new team in Miami, I said that I dreamed of bringing the greatest players in the world to this amazing city”.