Argentina star Lionel Messi has arrived in the United States of America after signing for Inter Miami earlier this year.
Messi has joined the Major League Soccer franchise on a contract that will extend until 2025.
What David Beckham said about Lionel Messi at Inter Miami
“A decade 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,” said Inter Miami co-owner Beckham.
“I wanted players who shared the ambition I had when I joined LA Galaxy, to help grow football in the USA and to build a legacy for the next generation in this sport that we love so much.
“Today that dream came true. I couldn’t be prouder that a player of Leo’s calibre is joining our club, but I am also delighted to welcome a good friend, an amazing person and his beautiful family to join our Inter Miami community.
“The next phase of our adventure starts here, and I can’t wait to see Leo take to the pitch.”
What Messi said about joining Inter Miami
Messi played for Barcelona in the Spanish LaLiga before joining Paris Saint-Germain in the French Ligue 1. He was with PSG for two seasons before leaving for Inter Miami.
“I’m very excited to start this next step in my career with Inter Miami and in the United States,” said Messi.
“This is a fantastic opportunity and together we will continue to build this beautiful project.
“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.”