Inter Miami transfer news and rumours: Sergio Busquets officially signs, joining Lionel Messi in MLS

Inter Miami could be on the way to redefining what it means to be an MLS team in the transfer market. After verbally agreeing to a deal for Lionel Messi to joinThe Herons expect at least five more signings and will also need to hire a manager following Phil Neville’s split. Currently, Inter Miami sit at the bottom of the Eastern Conference and are just eight points adrift of a playoff spot, but adding Messi and his friends to the squad would mean there’s room for quick improvement as long as the team doesn’t go too far below is red line when Messi makes his debut.

Adding the best player in the world makes it easier for more players to join Miami, but they also have to give up contracts as the MLS roster rules aren’t changed to have more designated players or raise the cap to afford something can other players who are not called Messi. But what steps could the association take?

Here’s the latest:

Official: Busquets signs for Miami

23rd June – Inter Miami have officially signed Sergio Busquets as a free agent after the former FC Barcelona player ended his tenure in Spain. The player will return to Messi after the duo played together with Barcelona. Busquets turned down several Saudi clubs before agreeing to join the MLS side. The club released a video announcing the new signing:

Di Maria is unlikely to move to Miami

June 21st — While negotiations are still ongoing for several of Messi’s former teammates, there is one player who won’t join Inter Miami this summer. Angel Di Maria has decided to return to Benfica and will sign for the Portuguese club after his contract with Juventus expires at the end of June. As CBS insider Fabrizio Romano reported, talks are in their final stages and only final details are missing to seal them. If all goes according to plan, Di Maria will sign a contract until June 2024, returning 13 years after his last spell at Benfica when he signed for the Portuguese club and embarked on an incredible European journey that saw him play for Real Madrid, Manchester United, Paris Saint Germain and Juventus.

Tata Martino has reportedly reached an agreement to coach Inter Miami

June 19 – The most important position at the moment is who will coach the team. With the right coach, they can prevent falling further behind in the playoff race, and Tata Martino is a proven coach in MLS, having won the MLS Cup with Atlanta United. I would like to join in early July According to Argentine reports, Martino has experience building a team from scratch and has also coached Messi Barcelona And Argentina, so the familiarity is there. While using a spell Mexico It may not have been the best bridge for Martino, but El Tri is already showing how deep the problems are after being replaced in Diego Cocca. Martino is a manager who will do whatever it takes to get the team over the playoff line and he will have plenty of support for that in the transfer market.

Messi’s contract details are revealed

June 19 – Messi will reportedly sign a two-and-a-half-year deal worth over $50m. This label includes a salary, bonuses and shares in the club but doesn’t include deals with Apple and Adidas, both of which should help boost Messi’s earning potential. The deal sees Messi under contract for the team until 2025, a period that could see sweeping changes in Major League Soccer.

Inter Miami will already begin the 3,000-seat expansion of DRV PNK Stadium to bring the capacity to around 22,000 as every home game is likely to be sold out. There will also be more security, while the club is even trying to expedite construction of Miami Freedom Park to complete it by summer or early fall of 2025. The economy impact Messi’s arrival is evident before he even sets foot on the pitch.

Sergio Busquets and Jordi Alba on the road?

June 19 – Managing Owner Jorge Mas has already hinted that there will be more signings and Sergio Busquets and Jordy Alba are two of Messi’s former teammates with the closest ties to Miami. After his contract at Barcelona expired, Busquets is expected to join as a designated player contract, meaning both Gregory and Rodolfo Pizzaro have to terminate their contracts. The team is reportedly in demand Leonardo Campana and Josef Martinez has also just been added, so the duo are unlikely to make a move to increase squad flexibility.

Busquets is a difficult addition as he brings back memories Steven Gerrard, Frank LampardAndrea Pirlo and even Inter Miami Blaise Matuidi As a senior midfielder who came to MLS and hasn’t been able to keep up with the pace of the league, but in a game that relies more on positioning than athleticism, he has a chance to defy the times. With expected player designation comes expectations, so just helping Messi settle in isn’t enough to make that move a home run if it happens. Along with the duo Luis Suárez And Angel Di Maria have been linked to moves to the Heron, but without changes to roster rules these will be easier said than done.

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