"Difficult Step": Lionel Messi Discusses Retirement, Shares His Last Club

"Difficult Step": Lionel Messi Discusses Retirement, Shares His Last Club

  • Football superstar, Lionel Messi, has said Major League Soccer (MLS) club, Inter Miami, will be his last club
  • Legit.ng reports that Messi, who has won a record eight Ballon d’Or awards, left European football in 2023 to join the MLS club
  • The 36-year-old's latest admission ends any hopes that he would conclude his legendary career at Newell's Old Boys

Legit.ng journalist Ridwan Adeola Yusuf has over 9 years of experience covering sports and football worldwide.

Rosario, Argentina - Lionel Messi has revealed that he will end his career at Inter Miami, saying the Major League Soccer (MLS) side will be his “last club”.

The 36-year-old world cup champion is not thinking about joining an Argentine club to write the last chapter of his playing career.

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Lionel Messi: Inter Miami will be my last club
Messi's contract with Inter Miami is set to expire at the end of the 2025 season. Photo credit: Pau Barrena
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The Argentina captain said in a recent interview with ESPN:

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“I think Inter Miami is going to be my last club. Today, I think it is going to be my last club.
"I've done this all of my life; I love playing ball. I enjoy the practices and the day-to-day, the games. Yeah, there's a bit of fear that it's all ending. It's always there. It was a difficult step leaving Europe to come here (Miami).
"I'm aware that there's not a lot of time left."

Legit.ng reports that since making his senior professional bow in 2004, Messi has turned out for just three clubs: Barcelona, PSG, and Inter Miami.

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Messi speaks on when he will retire

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Messi revealed when he will retire from playing competitive football.

The ex-La Liga player said he would retire when he senses he can no longer deliver his peak performance or derive joy from playing football, adding that he will take the decision regardless of his age.

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Ridwan Adeola (Current Affairs Editor) Ridwan Adeola Yusuf is a Current Affairs Editor at Legit.ng and a certified journalist with over 9 years of experience. He edited Politics Nigeria's articles, was the Acting Editor of AllNews Nigeria and Fact-Checking Researcher (Africa Check). He received his HND in Mass Communication from The Polytechnic Ibadan. He received a Certificate of Achievement (Journalism Clinic’s Fix The Leak masterclass, 2021) and also completed Google News Initiative's Advance digital reporting curriculum. Contact him at ridwan.adeola@corp.legit.ng.