Inter Miami have released an announcement video for the arrival of Lionel Messi that has taken aim at journalists and news outlets.
Messi is heading to the DRV PNK Stadium when his contract with Paris Saint-Germain expires at the end of the month. The Argentine icon has snubbed interest from former club Barcelona and Saudi giants Al Hilal by opting to join the Herons.
Inter have released an announcement video on Twitter as they welcome the 2022 FIFA World Cup winner to the MLS. The video includes reports and tweets from renowned media outlets and journalists that played down his potential acquisition.
The video also includes reports about his potential moves to Barca and Al Hilal before ending with a logo that mixes Messi with Inter Miami. It's a brilliant way to announce the iconic forward's signature.
You can watch Inter Miami's announcement video below:
The Herons will be hoping that Messi's arrival improves the club's performance on the pitch. They're currently bottom of the MLS Eastern Conference and recently sacked their English manager Phil Neville.
Miami are reportedly poised to appoint Messi's former Barcelona and Argentina coach Gerardo Martino as their new manager. That will only help Messi's adaptation to life in the United States.
Former Inter Miami manager Phil Neville admitted interest in Lionel Messi and Sergio Busquets
Inter Miami have held a long-term interest in Lionel Messi, and they have finally got their wish. The Argentine will be heading to the MLS side this summer and becomes the biggest signing in MLS history.
The Herons' former manager Neville admitted in February that the club were interested in Messi and his former Barcelona teammate Sergio Busquets, telling The Times:
“I’m not going to deny (it and say) there isn’t truth in the speculation that we’re interested in Lionel Messi and Sergio Busquets. Since I joined Miami, I think we’ve been linked with every single top player in world football."
Neville has since been shown the door at the DRV PNK Stadium, but his comments speak volumes of the club's pursuit. The English coach also revealed interest in signing Busquets. The veteran Spanish midfielder has left Barcelona and is now a free agent.
Reports claim that Busquets could join his former Barcelona teammate Messi in Miami this summer. The duo spent 13 seasons together at the Camp Nou.