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Lionel Messi to Sign With an American Team: Report

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Lionel Messi is reportedly coming to America.

The record seven-time Ballon d'Or winner has reportedly "decided" to sign with Major League Soccer's Inter Miami, according to Spanish soccer journalist Guillem Balague, who wrote Messi's 2023 biography Messi: The Must-read Biography of the World Cup Champion.

"Messi has decided. His destination: Inter Miami Leo Messi se va al Inter Miami," Balague tweeted.

Messi, 35, regarded by many as the sport's greatest player of all-time, is just months removed from winning his first World Cup, captaining Argentina to victory over France in the 2022 FIFA World Cup Final in December 2022. The forward reportedly chose Inter Miami over a reported €1 billion two-year offer to join the Saudi Pro League, as well as a potential return to FC Barcelona, where he spent his entire senior career before signing with Paris Saint-Germain in 2021