Former Argentine international Gonzalo Higuain (33) has campaigned for his compatriot Lionel Messi to move from FC Barcelona to Inter Miami in the MLS. The attacker, who himself switched from Juventus to the Florida franchise six months ago, can well imagine Messi moving to the United States.
Higuain attended ESPN about a possible Messi transfer to the North American professional league and the sporting level of the league was not a negative factor for him: “[Andrea] Pirlo came here when he was world champion and so did [Thierry] Henry, [David] Villa and [Blaise] Matuidi made. I don’t see any reason Messi shouldn’t be here. “
“If it makes him happy, we would welcome him with open arms,” continued Higuain. He knows Messi well. Although he went hunting for goals for Barcelona’s arch-rivals Real Madrid for many years, he was La Pulga’s strike partner in the Albiceleste.
Messi is currently facing a groundbreaking decision for the future. His contract with Barca is running out. The top of the club around the new president Joan Laporta would like to extend with the 33-year-old. Messi himself is taking his time after his transfer failed last summer. He currently wants information from goal and SPOX don’t talk to other clubs, but focus on the season’s home stretch first.
Higuain said: “The point will come when he will decide where he wants to play and what is best for him, both in sport and in his private life.” In his opinion, the six-time Ballon d’Or winner still has it in the tank “to fight for the Champions League”.
Inter Miami: David Beckham wants to get “big stars”
The England international also stated that they “naturally” wanted to bring in well-known players. Miami has “a great attraction” and Messi is “the kind of player we want to bring here.”