Lionel Messi’s entry into Major League Soccer (MLS) with Inter Miami has been a resounding success despite his relatively short tenure of just over six months since departing PSG in July.
The Argentinian superstar made his move to Florida after clinching his first World Cup title in Qatar in December of the previous year. During the tournament, Messi’s brilliance shone as he led his team to victory, netting seven goals and providing three assists, including a memorable triumph over France in the thrilling final match.
His stellar World Cup performance earned him his eighth Ballon d’Or award. Since joining Inter Miami, Messi has contributed significantly to the team’s transformation, although they narrowly missed out on the playoffs in his first season at the club.
While his impact in MLS games might not have been as pronounced, with just one goal in six appearances, Messi played a pivotal role in guiding Inter Miami to their maiden major trophy, the 2023 Leagues Cup. During this tournament, the 36-year-old scored a remarkable ten goals in seven matches, showcasing his incredible talent.
Heading into the 2024 season, Messi aims to lead Inter Miami to success in MLS from the outset. His first appearance of the upcoming season is slated for February 21 against Real Salt Lake.
Fans eager to support Messi and the team can now purchase his Inter Miami jersey, which previously sold out multiple times in 2023. Sales of Messi’s jersey broke records, marking the best 24-hour sales for a player changing teams across all sports, surpassing the likes of LeBron James’ move to the LA Lakers and Tom Brady’s transfer to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Fanatics has restocked Messi jerseys, offering both the pink and black replica jerseys at a reduced price of $87.49 (down from the regular price of $124.99), while supplies last before Christmas and the New Year. Authentic home and away shirts are available for $179.99. Additionally, fans seeking a signed shirt autographed by Messi himself can acquire one for $4,499.99.
Interested supporters can purchase these jerseys online, seizing the opportunity to support Messi and Inter Miami in style as they gear up for the new MLS season.