Barcelona president Joan Laporta has revealed why Lionel Messi snubbed a homecoming move to the club. Messi became an idol at Barcelona. Where he has been since the age of 12, winning everything there is to win.
But he is scheduled to join Inter Miami in Major League Soccer after arriving in the United States on Tuesday, July 11, following an end-of-season vacation.
Barcelona intended to lure Messi back to the club when he revealed his intention to leave PSG. Laporta, on the other hand, claims his dismal period in France. Where he was booed by fans after a suspension for visiting Saudi Arabia, which put him off returning to Camp Nou.
Laporta told Mundo Deportivo: “The player wanted it, the father wanted it, but the rhythms are different. We didn’t want what happened last time.
“He told us that he decided to join Inter Miami because he had spent very difficult seasons in Paris, where he was under a lot of pressure. While in Miami he would be calmer and could think about the national team and that. Although he wanted to come to Barça, he didn’t want to spend another year like this. It’s understandable and we’re working on a great tribute to Messi that Barca should do.”
Messi is set to make his Inter Miami debut against Cruz Azul in a Leagues Cup.
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