Sergio Busquets reunites with former Barcelona teammate Lionel Messi at Inter Miami

By India Today Sports Desk: Inter Miami have announced the signing of Sergio Busquets as the former Barcelona star has reunited with former team-mate Lionel Messi at Major League Soccer. Busquets turned down lucrative offers from Saudi clubs in order to join Inter Miami following the expiration of his contract with Barcelona. The midfielder had previously expressed a desire to play in the United States before retiring, with Miami standing out as a particular draw.

Miami made the announcement official with a video on social media featuring quotes from Pep Guardiola, Xavi Hernandez, Luka Modric, and Lionel Messi praising Busquets.

Busquets spent 15 years at Barcelona, where he won nine La Liga titles, seven Copa del Reys, and three Champions Leagues. He also helped Spain win the World Cup in 2010 and the European Championships in 2012. Along with Messi, he will be one of the most decorated players in MLS.

Miami is reportedly interested in signing a third former Barcelona player, left-back Jordi Alba, who is also leaving the Spanish club at the end of the season. Earlier, Messi had left PSG following the end of the 2022/23 season after winning the Ligue 1 title. While a return to Barcelona and LaLiga was in consideration, the 35-year-old decided to end his time in Europe and decided to move to the US and join Inter Miami.

According to the Miami Herald, Messi will sign a two-and-a-half year deal worth $50 million to $60 million per year with an option to extend until 2026.

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