Revealed! How much Messi will earn at Inter Miami

Inter Miami managing owner Jorge Mas has revealed the salary of former Barcelona star, Lionel Messi at the MLS club.

Mas has confirmed that Lionel Messi will earn ‘$50m-$60m’ per season when he joins Inter Miami this summer, with the Argentine set to touch down in Florida after leaving Paris Saint-Germain.

Speaking to El Pais, the Inter Miami chief also revealed that work to sign the seven-time Ballon d’Or winner began in 2019, and that the club’s co-owner Beckham played a key role in the transfer.

“I spent three years. A year and a half, very intensely,” said Mas. “I saw it done at the end of May. Beckham talked with Leo, only about football issues, because he was playing. I didn’t want him to feel pressured. We’ve talked in Barcelona, Miami, Rosario, Doha… I spent the entire World Cup in Qatar, watching Argentina. The Apple contract was very important to close it.”

Last month Messi ended speculation surrounding his future when he agreed to join MLS franchise Inter Miami. The Argentine World Cup winner left PSG after two mixed seasons, turning down moves to Saudi Arabia and former club Barcelona in favour of a move to America.

Mas also discussed the impact Messi will have on football in the U.S., adding: “In 2019 we began to think about how we could bring him. Messi can turn MLS into the second or third league in the world. I think he wants to leave his mark, and he will be able to do it beyond football. When he retires, he will have a stake in the club.”