Lionel Messi reveals he’d ‘like to’ play in MLS in the future as forward admits ‘I always have had the illusion of being able to enjoy and live the experience of living in the United States’ – with PSG star out of contract next summer
- Lionel Messi has hinted that he could end up playing in the United States
- Messi’s contract at Paris Saint-Germain will expire in the summer of 2023
- David Beckham’s Inter Miami could be a possible destination for Messi
Paris Saint-Germain star Lionel Messi has suggested that he could play in the United States in the future.
At one stage it appeared that Messi could spend his entire senior career at Barcelona, but his lengthy spell at the Nou Camp came to an end last summer.
Messi subsequently signed for PSG, where his contract runs until the summer of 2023.
Lionel Messi has suggested he could finish his playing career in the United States
It remains to see whether the 34-year-old will stay at PSG beyond then, but he has hinted that the United States is a possible destination for him to finish his career.
As reported by The Mirror, Messi said: ‘I always have had the illusion of being able to enjoy and live the experience of living in the United States, of finding out how that league is, what life is like there.
‘I would like to later in my career but if it happens or not, I don’t know.’
Messi’s spell at PSG hasn’t gone entirely to plan so far – he has scored just one goal in eleven league appearances.
Messi’s current contract at Paris Saint-Germain is set to expire at the end of next season
David Beckham’s Inter Miami could be a potential destination for Messi in the future
However, he has netted five goals in five Champions League games and will hope to help PSG secure glory in that competition.
The prospect of Messi eventually playing in the United States is intriguing, and if he did pursue that option then Inter Miami, owned by David Beckham, could look to sign him. New York City FC may also consider a move.
Prior to joining PSG there had been talk of a possible switch to Manchester City, but it remains to be seen if he will ever play in the Premier League.
Another possible choice for Messi is a return to his native Argentina, and he previously suggested that he could head back to Newell’s Old Boys, who he played for as a youngster.