Lionel Messi has been an MLS wishee and commissioner for several years Don Garber I have said many times that I am doing everything I can to convince the World Cup champions to join the MLS roster.
Don Garber wants Leo Messi in MLS
During negotiations with Messi in Paris and in the United States, Garber said he was looking for “creative ways” to arrive at a deal that would ultimately convince Messi.
In an interview with The Athletic, gerber MLS said it was working to ensure Messi could play in the United States and reach an agreement with the club that raised Lionel Messi’s contract status.
Messi is currently under contract Paris Saint-Germain Until June, but there’s a clause that allows him to extend it for another year if Leo chooses to go ahead with it.The Paris team is interested in keeping one of its stars, according to ESPN. However, Messi has received offers from several leagues, including Saudi Arabia, and has been able to convince Cristiano Ronaldo in the winter market.
“You are probably facing the most special player in the history of gaming. So when there are rumors that he’s related to Miami, it’s great. If that happens, it would be great for MLS and great for Messi and his family. I don’t have it in hand so I can’t give you any further details,” Garber explained.
Don Garber insists it’s a collective effort to bring superstars to MLS.
The big advantage of the US league is that it’s not only economically strong, it has international-level players finishing their careers, but also more competitive. One example is Toronto FC winger Lorenzo Insigne, who set a record in the league when he landed $14 million a year from Napoli last summer.
“The team has the flexibility to do their own thing. MLS is one entity. If you sell something that is community owned, the community has to approve it. Whatever decision the owners of Inter Miami have made with the help of the MLS Executive Vice Presidentto build something, if there is an opportunity to do it, it will be something original,” the commissioner added.
Garber believes team owners will have to find creative ways to get Leo on the team.
“We all know what’s going on in international football today, with Cristiano Ronaldo earning $100 million a year… The transfer market is exploring in unimaginable ways. We need to build a deal that compensates him in the way he and his family expect. To be honest, I don’t know today, but it probably won’t cater to the allotted money players. ”
Before even thinking about the possibility of signing Leo Messi, Garber said MLS would never see another David Beckham-style deal.