Luis Suarez Willing To Take A Paycut To Play Alongside His Former Teammate

Luis Suarez
Luis Suarez
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Inter Miami is planning to use an MLS transfer loophole to pair Luis Suarez with Lionel Messi in Florida.

The pair spent six seasons at Barcelona, forging a lethal tandem with Neymar that terrified opponents around Europe.

During that time, the Trident won four La Liga crowns, the Champions League, and the Club World Cup.

And Inter Miami may have found a method to bring Messi and Suarez back together by using an MLS financial loophole.

Suarez scored the game-winning goal against Vasco de Gama in his final home game for Gremio before saying an emotional farewell to the club’s loyal fans.

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According to The Mirror, Inter Miami is hoping to sign the Uruguayan, who would join former teammates Sergio Busquets and Jordi Alba.

However, MLS teams are only permitted to sign three players beyond the salary cap as Designated Players.

Messi and Sergio Busquets are the two Designated Players, with Brazilian midfielder Gregore filling the third and final place.

Although Inter Miami may have been able to keep Suarez by using Targeted Allocation Money (TAM) to keep his salary below the DP requirement.

Suarez Ready To Sacrifice Big For His Messi

According to the article, Suarez will earn roughly £158,000 per year, which is far less than some of his past contracts.

Lionel Messi, Neymar, Luis Suarez
Lionel Messi, Neymar, Luis Suarez

However, the striker is reportedly willing to take a pay sacrifice to reconnect with the eight-time Ballon d’Or winner.

All MLS teams are permitted to have up to three Designated Players whose wages surpass the division’s Maximum Salary Budget Charge of $651,250 in 2023).

However, clubs can use their annual TAM allotment to assist in freeing up budgetary space. The TAM amount available in 2024 is estimated to be £1.9 million.

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