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Warned, the England legend who is threatening Messi in MLS

By Liam Styles

Warned, the England legend who is threatening Messi in MLS

The former player has told a possible truth to the Argentinean World Cup winner. 

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Few English players may know what it is like to play in Major League Soccer. David Beckham was one of the first to do so with Los Angeles Galaxy, and although he was no great wonder, he managed to establish himself within the North American arena and now, as a businessman and owner of Inter Miami, he has begun to break new ground within a league that has looked inferior in recent years.

That is why the transfer of Lionel Messi is the most important thing that has happened to that territory since its inception. There were figures like Zlatan Ibrahimovic or Andrea Pirlo, who performed extraordinarily well, but they did not exploit the market like the Argentinean World Cup winner in Qatar 2022 can do. Commercial brands are waiting for his arrival so that he can be their face around the world.

Messi has turned down an offer from the Saudi Arabian league that was going to be historic for the sport in general. More than 300 million euros and to be another spokesperson for the region would be unimaginable, but in the end he preferred the American continent. Maybe Cristiano Ronaldo was already dominating the market and preferred not to overshadow him, plus there will be other great players like Karim Benzema or N'Golo Kanté to take him on.

However, there is a player who was historic with England and Manchester United who is starting to warn Messi that this will not be easy. That perhaps FC Barcelona's talk of a league with less pressure is wrong. Even more so when he already tasted the league as a player and coach, so he knows a lot about what can surround the South American star in the first games as a striker in Florida.

What did the historic Englishman say to Messi?

In an interview with BEIN Sports, DC United coach Wayne Rooney begins to threaten Lionel Messi with the level of MLS: "It's not going to be easy for the league for him. It's difficult and I don't think he will come and succeed straight away, because the league is different. From my point of view, he is the best footballer ever. The fan base around Messi will be huge. Commercially for the league, I'm sure it will be huge for America," said the former England and Manchester United striker.


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