Messi Reportedly Wants Inter Miami To Sign His Former National Teammate

By Shyam
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Lionel Messi | Source image: Getty Images

Lionel Messi is said to have called a former Manchester United player in an attempt to entice him to join Inter Miami.

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Argentine superstar Messi left Paris Saint-Germain during the summer transfer window to join MLS team Inter Miami, which is partly owned by former England captain David Beckham.

The popularity of Inter Miami and football in the United States has skyrocketed after Messi’s arrival.

Former Barcelona colleagues Sergio Busquets, Jordi Alba, and, most recently, Luis Suarez have joined the eight-time Ballon d’Or winner.

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Suarez officially joined Inter Miami last week after departing Brazilian team Gremio. Messi is apparently interested in another former teammate.

Messi and Inter Miami manager Tata Martino, according to Hernan Castillo of Continental 590 radio in Argentina, have both called former United defender Marcos Rojo.

According to reports, Messi called Rojo to convince him to join Inter Miami. However, it is expected that the MLS club will compete for Rojo’s signature with Brazilian club Palmeiras.

Rojo, 33, is presently playing for Argentine club Boca Juniors after formerly playing for Manchester United in the Premier League. He joined United in 2014 for a reported cost of £16 million from Sporting Lisbon in Portugal.

The centre-back went on to make 122 appearances for the Old Trafford club in all competitions, scoring two goals. Rojo won the FA Cup, EFL Cup, FA Community Shield, and UEFA Europa League during his stay in Manchester.

Marcos has appeared in 61 international games for his country, scoring three times. Rojo was a member of the Argentina side that finished second in the 2014 World Cup and won the Copa America in 2015 and 2016.

By Shyam
Shyam Sharma who joined SPORTS BIG NEWS in 2021. Focuses on soccer – chiefly the Premier League, LaLiga, UEFA Champions League, Liga MX and MLS. On occasion, also covers American sports, general news and entertainment. Fascinated by the language of sport – particularly the under-appreciated art of translating cliché-speak.