Football’s arguably greatest of all time has washed along Miami’s coastal shores.
Concluding a transfer from Ligue 1, Argentinian Lionel Messi departs for the United States, joining Major League Soccer (MLS) as a forward for Club Internacional de Fútbol Miami (Inter Miami FC). In anticipation of his first appearance on American soil, Adidas spared no expense in welcoming the seven-time Ballon d'Or recipient.
Docking at a Miami port, the Three-Stripes’ procured display featured speedboats, helicopters, and a custom Messi-themed cargo ship from Guatemala slated in Inter Miami pink.
The brand’s Portland, Oregon headquarters were also embossed in a similar theme, showcasing portraits of the future Football legend. Towering images of Messi donning Inter Miami FC’s kit encapsulates the exterior, captured with the familiar “Impossible is Nothing” trademark.
Without an official statement from Inter Miami FC, speculations of Messi’s awaited MLS debut may fall on the Friday, July 19 (Saturday, July 20 in Philippine time) matchup against Cruz Azul. He recently emerged on the pitch during a behind-the-scenes clip posted on the club’s Instagram account, hinting at the start of his MLS career.
The recent FIFA World Cup victor reportedly turned down a $1 billion offer from Saudi Arabian club, Al-Hilal, to play in Miami, where he will reunite with former Spanish F.C. Barcelona teammates Jordi Alba and Sergio Busquets.