April 23, 2024
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Lionel Messi took Main League Soccer by storm final 12 months when he determined to hitch Inter Miami. 

Video games rapidly bought out, and Messi’s Inter Miami jerseys flew off the cabinets as followers jumped on the alternative to see one of many biggest gamers on the earth play within the U.S.

On Thursday, Messi was in his automotive at a visitors mild when a fan acknowledged the soccer star. The fan requested Messi for an autograph.

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Inter Miami’s Lionel Messi celebrates a objective in opposition to the Philadelphia Union in the course of the first half of a Leagues Cup semifinal Aug. 15, 2023, in Chester, Pa.  (AP Photograph/Chris Szagola)

Regardless of sitting in visitors, Messi apparently signaled that he could be joyful to offer the fan an autograph. The fan then tossed an Argentina nationwide staff jersey towards Messi’s passenger aspect window for the World Cup champion to signal.

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Messi busted out a sharpie and signed the jersey as automotive horns honked. The legend then gave the jersey again to the fan and drove away.

Messi’s contract with Inter Miami pays him an estimated $50-$60 million annually, in response to quite a few stories. 

Lionel Messi (10) of Inter Miami CF controls the ball within the first half throughout a match in opposition to the Los Angeles Soccer Membership at BMO Stadium Sept. 3, 2023, in Los Angeles. (Harry How/Getty Photographs)

The package deal features a signing bonus and fairness within the staff.

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The 2024 MLS season is scheduled to start in February, giving Messi his first alternative to play a full season on the highest degree {of professional} soccer within the U.S. He solely participated in a portion of the MLS season final 12 months.