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French Ligue 1Higuain unsure if Messi will join Miami

Higuain unsure if Messi will join Miami

Lionel Messi has been linked with a switch to MLS after he leaves Paris Saint-Germain.

Gonzalo Higuain would be happy if Lionel Messi were to join Inter Miami, though the former Real Madrid striker has no inside information.

Messi has previously been linked with a switch to Major League Soccer, with a move across the Atlantic mooted as a potential option once the 35-year-old leaves Paris Saint-Germain, who he joined from Barcelona in August 2021.

He signed a two-year deal, with an option for a third, at PSG.

While his first season in France ultimately proved underwhelming.

Messi started the new campaign with a double and an assist in Clermont’s 5-0 rout.

Before playing the full match in a 5-2 victory over Montpellier on Saturday.

Asked if his former Argentina team-mate would be open to joining Miami, which with its Hispanic population would seem an ideal destination for Messi, Higuain said in a news conference:

“With Leo, I haven’t spoken lately.

“He has a contract in Paris, and I do not know whether he will eventually come here.

“I already had the opportunity to play alongside him for nine years.”

Asked if Messi’s arrival would mean Higuain, whose deal with Miami runs out at the end of the 2022 MLS season, would stay on in Florida, the 34-year-old added:

“Well, I do not know, I do not know.

“If that happens, we will see what decision I will make. In December, I will let you guys know my decision, but now you have to be patient.

“I do not close any door, so we will see what happens. We will also see if he finally joins us, although I am not certain about that.”

Lionel Messi may consider moving back to Barcelona to finish his career.

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