Angel Di Maria negotiating a deal to join Inter Miami, Messi

Angel Di Maria, the World Cup-winning Argentina teammate of Lionel Messi, is in the process of joining his compatriot at Inter Miami. The winger is currently playing for Portuguese side Benfica. His contract with Benfica expires at the end of the 2023/24 season, allowing him to be free to join any club he desires. Now, the leading candidate to bring on Di Maria is the Major League Soccer club that continues to make headlines.

According to , Di Maria and Inter Miami are already starting discussions about joining the MLS club in July. Details regarding how long Di Maria would stay at Inter Miami and how much he would make are still far from finalized. Regardless, the fact that the winger and club are in talks shows Miami’s intent to bring another international star to the team.

Inter Miami, and Major League Soccer as a whole, have benefited mightily from having Lionel Messi and his teammates join the league. Subscriptions to MLS Season Pass skyrocketed upon his arrival last summer. In the current season, Inter Miami’s road games have drawn major crowds. In Kansas City, over 72,000 fans showed up at Arrowhead Stadium to watch Inter Miami defeat Sporting Kansas City. Most recently, Inter Miami had a game at Gillette Stadium against the New England Revolution. Over 65,000 fans attended to set a soccer record for the stadium. Most of those fans want to see the all-star team Inter Miami has assembled.

If Di Maria makes the MLS switch to Inter Miami, he will not just link up with Messi. Luis Suarez, Sergio Busquets and Jordi Alba also play for Inter Miami. While Di Maria has never donned the same jersey as those three, he has certainly shared the pitch with them.

Inter Miami must make room for Di Maria

Inter Miami will have to work around the salary cap MLS has imposed if it is to sign Di Maria as a free agent. MLS sides are allowed three designated players. Club owners can pay these stars any amount they want, and it only counts against the salary…


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Author : Kyle Fansler

Publish date : 2024-05-02 16:22:09

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