U.S. supermarkets freak out over mesh
Signed with Inter Miami through 2025
Salary up to 763 million won plus fringe benefits
A supermarket in Florida, U.S., was abuzz with the sudden appearance of the “superstar” on Friday. Lionel Messi, 36, the soccer hero who led Argentina to victory at last year’s World Cup in Qatar, was shopping with his family in casual clothes and flip-flops, pushing a shopping cart. One by one, people recognized Messi and asked for a photo with him, turning the area into a fan meeting. Messi smiled and posed for photos with each of them. Messi’s appearance was also a hot topic on social media.
“Messi, who arrived in the U.S. on Nov. 11, was spotted buying groceries at a supermarket,” according to ESPN, the New York Post and Spain’s Marca. NBC 6 South Florida reported that “Messi is already acclimatizing to life in Florida, even though he has yet to step on the field in an Inter Miami jersey.”
A day after Messi’s “declaration ceremony” to fans, MLS club Inter Miami announced on its website that it had signed the seven-time Ballon d’Or winner to a contract through 2025. “I am delighted to continue my career in the United States and with Inter Miami, and I can’t wait to help my new team achieve its goals,” Messi said on the team’s website.
Terms of the deal, other than the length, have not been disclosed, but it appears that Messi will be treated generously by Inter Miami. “Messi’s salary will be between $50 million and $60 million,” Miami president Jorge Mas told Spanish outlet El País on Wednesday. That’s more than the £33.6 million he earned at Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) in the French Ligue 1. In addition to his salary, Messi will also receive some revenue from MLS sponsors Apple and Adidas, among others, according to The Athletic.
Messi made his professional debut with FC Barcelona (Spain) in 2004 and played for the club until 2021. After leaving the club due to its financial woes, Messi spent the next two seasons with French powerhouse PSG. Messi was so dominant that he was dubbed the “Greatest of All Time” (G.O.A.T). He’s won the Ballon d’Or, the world’s top soccer player of the year, seven times, and the Golden Ball, the World Cup’s top player, twice. That’s a lot of awards.
“Messi will be able to play from the League Cup tie against Cruz Azul (Mexico) on the 22nd,” Inter Miami said. As of Sept. 16, Inter Miami is in last place in the 15-team standings with five wins, three draws and 14 losses (18 points). There are 12 games left before the end of the regular season. Unlike European leagues, which kick off in the summer and play a full season over the course of the year, 카지노사이트 MLS starts at the beginning of each year and ends at the end of the year.