Inter Miami: Looking Ahead to the Next Transfer Market
Lionel Messi’s Absence in Playoffs Spurs Transfer Speculations
Inter Miami concluded its unique season in Major League Soccer (MLS) with the absence of Lionel Messi in the playoffs. As the year came to an early close for the team, influential leaders have already started contemplating the upcoming transfer market.
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Luis Suárez Emerges as a Potential Addition
Inter Miami is eyeing Luis Suárez as a reinforcement for their offensive sector following the departure of Josef Martínez. The Uruguayan forward has reached a verbal agreement to join the team starting January 1, after his contract with Gremio of Brazil expires. This reunion would see Suárez and Messi, who previously played together at Barcelona, once again sharing the pitch. The duo achieved 13 titles during their time at the Spanish club, including the 2014/15 Champions League and the 2015 Club World Cup.
David De Gea: A Potential Solution for Goalkeeping Woes
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Inter Miami, facing a year of quadruple competition, is considering options to strengthen their squad. The English newspaper Daily Star reported that one of the franchise’s founders is exploring the possibility of signing David De Gea. The goalkeeper, who recently ended his contract with Manchester United, has been offered a lucrative deal to join the team.
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De Gea, who previously rejected an offer from the Middle East, is open to returning to Spain. Clubs like Betis and Valencia have expressed interest in his services. However, the main obstacle lies in his high salary demands, with few teams capable of meeting his previous earnings of £350,000 per week at Manchester United.
David Beckham, the driving force behind Inter Miami, remains optimistic about persuading De Gea to join the team and become Messi’s teammate. As time passes and De Gea’s need for regular playing time increases, a move to the United States under the guidance of coach Gerardo “Tata” Martino could become a reality.
While awaiting De Gea’s decision, the goalkeeper must focus on improving his recent performances. Despite his past successes, he has faced criticism for a series of errors during his final months at Manchester United. Notably, he was not selected for Spain’s World Cup squad and has conceded 21 goals in his last 45 appearances for the national team.