Superstar Lionel Messi no longer follows his old club PSG, after switching to Inter Miami – a club belonging to the American professional league.
PSG is the first club Messi has ever played for, but he has dropped out after two seasons. The Argentine superstar still follows Barca after leaving this club in the summer of 2021. Messi once said that his relationship with PSG was no problem, but the 36-year-old player was repeatedly whistled and booed by the Parc des Princes audience. end of last season.
Messi no longer follows PSG on July 14, 2023. Photo: DataInvicta
Messi only follows four clubs on Instagram , including Barca, Newell’s Old Boys, Man City and Chelsea. Newell’s is Messi’s childhood team, and Barca is where he spent most of his career. He has been following Chelsea since 2015, as a move to threaten the Barca leadership about leaving. Messi also follows Man City from 2020, before rumors of reuniting with coach Pep Guardiola. In the end, he did not go to Chelsea or Man City but still did not unfollow these two teams.
Messi’s Instagram account has more than 479 million followers, the third highest after the account of this social network and Cristiano Ronaldo. And PSG’s account has more than 67 million followers, only one-seventh of Messi’s.
Messi is currently the owner of the most liked photo on this network, when the picture of him and the Argentina team winning the 2022 World Cup has received more than 75 million likes.
Messi appeared in Miami and is expected to debut his new team on the evening of Sunday, July 16 at DRV PNK. “I will work hard to play at the highest level at Inter Miami,” he said in an interview before leaving for the US. “My spirit and determination to compete will not change.”
On July 13, many Americans were excited to see Messi appear in a supermarket in Miami, pushing a shopping cart with his family. He once said he wanted to find a place where he could stay away from the spotlight, because football is not the number one sport in America. However, Miami is home to more than 100,000 Argentinians, and most of the city’s population speaks Spanish.
Messi signed a one-year contract with Miami, with the option to extend it for another two years, meaning he is free to leave in the summer of 2024 or 2025 if he wants. He is scheduled to play his Miami debut on July 21 in the North American League Cup. Ticket prices for this match have been pushed up to a maximum of $10,000, according to Diario AS . This will be Messi’s first time playing for a club outside of Europe.