Lionel Messi to join Inter Miami in 2023
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Lionel Messi has agreed to join Major League Soccer side Inter Miami in 2023, the club announced on Tuesday.
The 34-year-old Argentinian forward will sign a three-year contract with the club, with an option for a further year.
Messi is one of the greatest players of all time, and his arrival in MLS is a major coup for the league.
He has won the Ballon d'Or award a record seven times, and has won 35 trophies with Barcelona, including 10 La Liga titles and four Champions League titles.
Messi will join a star-studded Inter Miami squad that includes David Beckham, Gonzalo Higuaín, and Blaise Matuidi.
The club is owned by Beckham, and is based in Miami, Florida.
Headline: Messi's move to MLS is a sign of the league's growing popularity Body:
Messi's move to MLS is a sign of the league's growing popularity.
The league has seen a significant increase in attendance and television ratings in recent years.
In 2022, the average MLS attendance was 22,000, up from 18,000 in 2017.
The league's television ratings have also increased significantly.
In 2022, the MLS Cup final was the most-watched soccer match in the United States since 2015.
Messi's move to MLS is a major coup for the league, and it is sure to help the league continue to grow in popularity.
Messi's arrival in MLS will boost the league's global appeal
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Lionel Messi is one of the most popular athletes in the world, and his arrival in MLS is sure to boost the league's global appeal.
Messi has over 250 million followers on social media, and his move to MLS will be a major story around the world.
The league has already seen an increase in interest from international fans since Messi's announcement.
In the days following the announcement, MLS saw a 500% increase in traffic from Argentina, and a 200% increase in traffic from Spain.
Messi's arrival in MLS is a major coup for the league, and it is sure to help the league continue to grow in popularity around the world.