Lionel Messi will make MLS switch says former Manchester United, Everton and USA goalkeeper

Following an underwhelming debut season at Paris Saint-Germain, the future of Lionel Messi is once again a hot topic of conversation.

Messi, who is a seven-time Ballon d'Or winner, left Barcelona at the end of the 2020/21 season after the Catalonian giants hit serious financial issues and couldn't afford to keep him on their books. 

Since joining the likes of Neymar Jr and Kylian Mbappe at PSG, the Argentine has gone on to make 34 appearances across all competitions and scored 11 goals along the way.

Many have been underwhelmed by Messi's impact in the French capital, and rumours of a possible move to MLS have been doing the rounds.

The Argentina international previously expressed a desire to play in America, and according to a report by Marca, the player hopes to acquire shares in Inter Miami ahead of a possible transfer.

If that wasn't enough to fuel speculations, don't forget the 34-year-old already owns an apartment in Florida.

Inter Miami, who were founded by former England international David Beckham, are currently managed by Phil Neville and sit 10th in the Eastern Conference following a slow start to the season.

Former United States international and Premier League keeper Tim Howard was asked about the potential move on Thursday's edition of The Pat McAfee Show.

He said: "The MLS has grown leaps and bounds and it is very much a top league. What I would say is that we've seen a lot of international superstars come to America. He's [Lionel Messi] going to come. Honestly, I tell you this Pat, it will be like nothing we've ever seen.

"This guy, I swear to you, he's a god. I've witnessed it, I've played against him.

"The fanfare that's going to surround, if he goes to Miami, it will be like since Pele. Honestly, it's crazy if it happens."

He later added: "He's the greatest - him and Ronaldo for me are the greatest players of all time. It's [the ball] on a string, you can't get it away from him."

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