Messi more business minded than Ronaldo? Clause in his Inter Miami contract could see him becoming co-owner

Lionel Messi, the iconic Argentine footballer, could potentially become a co-owner of Inter Miami alongside David Beckham, utilizing a unique clause in his contract.

The Sun reports that since making the move to America last year, Messi has been a key figure in the Major League Soccer (MLS) team, Inter Miami, after turning down offers from other clubs.

The opportunity for Messi to become a co-owner of Inter Miami is part of a special clause in his contract, which grants him the option to acquire ownership in the club without requiring a buy-in.

This arrangement mirrors a similar clause that David Beckham had when he transitioned from Real Madrid to LA Galaxy in 2007, which allowed him to purchase an MLS franchise for a nominal fee upon retirement.

Jorge Mas, the majority owner of Inter Miami, played a pivotal role in bringing Messi to the club and has been instrumental in shaping the team’s roster.

With a net worth of £1.3 billion amassed from his ventures in construction and engineering, Mas has been a driving force behind the signing of Messi’s former Barcelona teammates, including Luis Suarez, Sergio Busquets, and Jordi Alba.

The prospect of Messi becoming a co-owner of Inter Miami underscores the growing trend of footballers taking on ownership roles in clubs, contributing their expertise and influence beyond the field.

Messi’s potential ownership stake in the club aligns with his commitment to the team and his desire to leave a lasting impact on the sport in America.

Away from the pitch, Messi and his family have settled into their new life in South Florida, residing in a luxurious £8.5 million mansion.

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