By Sedara Philip
Lionel Messi will snub a lucrative deal in Saudi Arabia and sign for Major League Soccer side Inter Miami as a free agent, according to the BBC.
The 35-year-old is currently a free agent after parting ways with French champion Paris Saint-Germain.
Messi has also been linked with a return to Barcelona. But the LaLiga champions have had their hands tied due to the league’s financial fair play rules.
If the deal with Miami is wrapped up, Messi will be playing outside Europe for the first time since he joined Barca’s academy at the age of 13.
The Argentine is also heavily linked with a move to Saudi Arabian side Al-Hilal, which has already tabled a formal offer.
Inter Miami is co-owned by former England captain David Beckham, who was one of the first major European stars to move to the United States to play in the MLS.