In a surprising turn of events, Lionel Messi will not be making a return to Barcelona. Antonella Roccuzzo rejected the proposal despite a staggering offer of €1 billion, indicating a shift in the superstar’s plans. It appears that Messi’s family has played a significant role in this decision-making process.
Messi’s Move to the English Premier League
Back in 2018, Barcelona’s former player and current Manchester City bosses, Begiristain and Guardiola, convinced Messi to leave for the English Premier League (EPL) in a €300 million deal. They aimed to improve Barcelona’s financial position, considering their fondness for the Catalan club.
It is no secret that Messi respects the input of his loved ones when it comes to important decisions. He has often sought the advice of his wife and father, and this time was no different. While the exact reasons behind his wife’s rejection remain unclear, it is possible that she has a distaste for English culture, a sentiment shared by many Argentines. Consequently, it seems highly unlikely that Messi will don an EPL jersey anytime soon, and his return to Barcelona appears increasingly improbable.
Unexpected Decision: Lionel Messi’s Move to Inter Miami
Instead, Messi has opted for a move to Inter Miami, a team in the Eastern Conference of Major League Soccer (MLS). This decision has taken many by surprise, including the Sheikhs who expected him to pursue a return to Barcelona. However, it turns out that Messi requires a year to settle his children into American schools and acclimate to life in Miami. The family is expected to enjoy their new surroundings, with its proximity to the beach and the allure of a retirement paradise after their time in Paris.
Focus on Family and Unique Values
As time passes and his children grow older and improve their English, Messi may consider moving to Saudi Arabia. However, this will depend on whether the Crown Prince’s interest in overpaying for football legends subsides. Nevertheless, Messi’s immense wealth, estimated to be above €1 billion, has highlighted his priority on his family.
In refusing such a lucrative offer, Messi sets himself apart from other football stars like Benzema, Kante, and Ronaldo, who prioritize financial gain. While there is no judgment against them for their choices, Messi’s unique path demonstrates his commitment to different values.
Messi has no reason to complain about his career despite not returning to Barcelona. He made a significant impact at the club from a young age and has since achieved remarkable success with the Argentine national team, winning both the Copa America and the World Cup.
Now, he embarks on a new chapter, entertaining fans in Miami and earning a reported €1.5 million per game. We eagerly await his debut in the MLS, and only time will tell how quickly he adapts to his new surroundings. Should circumstances change, a future reunion with the Sheikhs and Barcelona’s Laporta cannot be entirely ruled out.