Inter Miami is bringing Messi's Barcelona teammates one by one
A few weeks ago, Inter Miami's co-owner Jorge Mas tweeted a mysterious tweet on Twitter. He posted a picture of three pink jerseys with no names written on them and wrote on Twitter, "It's coming soon."
The owners of two jerseys are already known to everyone. They are Lionel Messi and Sergio Busquets. They are once again becoming teammates at the Major League Soccer (MLS) club in Barcelona. The rumor of the agreement being finalized is spreading. On July 16, both of them could be officially introduced as players, and on July 21, the inauguration could take place. Messi and Busquets are going to be the owners of the third jersey, and it will be a symbol of their former teammate Gerard Piqué's Alba.
A source from the MLS, who knows about the communication between Alba and Inter Miami, informed the news to the Miami Herald. Alba, who is 34 years old, will soon join Miami. In his 11-year career at Barcelona, Alba has won the league and Champions League six times. Along with Messi and Busquets, Alba will also reunite with former Barcelona coach Gerardo Martino, who is currently in Miami. Martino was the coach of Barcelona in the 2013-14 season.
At the end of last season, Busquets and Alba bid farewell to Barcelona. While Busquets joined Inter Miami, Alba became a free agent. The Spanish media "Marca" has reported that Alba will also be introduced as a player on July 16, along with Messi and Busquets, by Miami. The Miami Herald reported that Alba had also received an offer from Saudi Arabia. However, he made the decision to join Messi and Busquets.
Inter Miami has set another target among Messi's former teammates. Marca reported that in the second week of July, during the second leg of the Copa Libertadores, Miami could bring in Andrés Iniesta. Having spent 16 years with Messi at Camp Nou, Iniesta recently ended his 5-year contract with Japanese club Vissel Kobe. The 39-year-old Iniesta has not announced his retirement yet. It may be his desire to step on the field once again with Messi and Busquets.