Luis Suarez is not going to be becoming a member of his buddy and former Barcelona teammate Lionel Messi at Inter Miami, the Uruguayan striker mentioned Thursday.
In a surprising announcement Wednesday, Messi revealed his intention to affix the MLS membership following the expiration of his contract with Paris Saint-Germain on June 30.
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Speculation instantly adopted that Miami might look to encompass Messi with another acquainted faces. Suarez, who was linked with a switch to Miami earlier than he left Europe to return to South America — first with Uruguayan giants Nacional after which with Brazilian membership Gremio — was a type of tipped for a possible transfer.
But the 36-year-old, who spent six seasons alongside Messi at Barcelona, mentioned his contract with Gremio means a transfer to Miami is just not on the playing cards.
“This is false, it is impossible,” Suarez instructed Uruguayan newspaper El Observador concerning the reviews. “I am very happy at Gremio and I have a contract until 2024.”
Suarez signed a two-year deal when he joined the Porto Alegre workforce in December 2022, subsequently scoring 11 targets and including eight assists in 24 appearances.
Another former Messi teammate may very well be on his approach to South Beach, nonetheless.
Sources instructed ESPN on Wednesday that Sergio Busquets has held talks with Inter Miami over a free switch. The midfielder, who final month introduced he is not going to renew his contract with Barcelona when it expires on June 30, can also be in talks with Saudi Arabian sides Al Nassr and Al Hilal.
Sources added that Busquets’ subsequent membership, save any late twists, is anticipated to come back from a type of three.