Argentinian ‘soccer god’ Lionel Messi, who left Paris Saint-Germain (PSG France), has finally entered a ‘new stage’ in Miami, Florida, USA.메이저놀이터
According to Reuters and ESPN, Messi arrived at Fort Lauderdale International Airport in Florida, USA with his family on the afternoon of the 11th (local time).
This airport is 14 km from Inter Miami’s home stadium, DRV PNK Stadium, and the club decided to hold a large-scale Messi signing ceremony at this stadium on the 16th. Season ticket holders can enter for free.
In an interview with Argentinian public media Thebe Publica, which was released on the day, Messi said, “Wherever I am, my mindset will not change. I will do my best for myself and the team. I will continue to perform at the highest level.”
He continued, “The whole family is satisfied with the decision we made. We are ready to face new challenges and changes.”
Miami plans to have Messi play for the first time in the North-Central American League Cup home game against Mexican team Cruz Azul on the 21st.
Messi, who spent the last two years at PSG, announced last month that he would move to Miami when his contract expired.
In an interview with Spain’s El Pais earlier this month, Miami co-owner Jorge Mars said Messi would earn between $50 million and $60 million a year.
This is between 65.6 billion won and 78.4 billion won in Korean money, and when averaged, it reaches about 72 billion won. That’s an average of about 200 million won per day.
At the end of last month, Miami left the new head coach who will lead the team to coach Gerardo Martino, who has a relationship with Messi.
Martino coached Messi while leading FC Barcelona (Spain) in the 2013-2014 season, and worked with Messi as the Argentine national team coach from 2014 to 2016.
It is urgent for Miami to join Messi in terms of performance, apart from symbolism and marketing.
Miami has been mired in a “winless” streak in the last 10 games. In the Eastern Conference in the 2023 season, with 5 wins, 3 draws and 13 losses (18 points), it is the lowest among 15 teams.