'It’s crazy, my parents are going insane' – Messi mania hits Miami Beach as fans celebrate star's transfer | The SunJune 17, 2023
THE news of Lionel Messi coming to join Inter Miami has made waves in Europe – but what do they make of it at the famous Miami Beach?
Messi has left PSG after two years in the French capital and looked to try and negotiate a move back to Barcelona.
But the LaLiga champion's dire financial woes left the footballing legend to take his iconic career elsewhere.
And before long Messi confirmed his decision to join David Beckham's Inter Miami, 16 years after the ex-England captain swapped Madrid for LA.
SunSport took the trip down to Miami Beach to speak to local muscle men and beach babes about the superstar signing.
What I found was a mixed response; some were quick to admit they had little care for it, others could not believe their luck.
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Strength and conditioning coach Joshua, 30, said: “I’m ecstatic, I think that he’s going to get the better opportunities here in Miami, because we’re all about that Latin and mixed.
“And what do you call that? Condiments. So the sauce is coming to Miami.”
But 23-year-old Michael said: “I actually heard about it just 30 minutes ago and I really don’t have any thoughts, because I don’t watch sports.”
Messi, 35, will travel Stateside having won it all in his career, the Champions League, six Ballon d'Ors and as of last year the World Cup.