Despite Lionel Messi being close to extending his association with Paris Saint-Germain, MLS side Inter Miami are still dreaming of luring the Argentine to Florida.
The franchise coached by former Manchester United player Phil Neville and owned by David Beckham have been linked with Messi in the past and their interest remains alive.
Neville himself, however, played down their chances at the same time.
« We want to bring the best players in the world to this club and he is probably the best player, so for us the landscape has not changed at all, » Neville told reporters on Monday.
« With any deal for any DP (Designated Player) of that level, it’s complicated. It takes time. »
As well as the head coach, Inter Miami‘s captain Gregore also spoke to the media as the team returned for pre-season training.
He struck a more optimistic tone than his boss.
« Why not? I believe it could happen, » Gregore said.
« Players around the world view MLS as a great league.
« If Messi comes, I would be happy because I like to play with the best and learn from them. »
Inter Miami are on the lookout for a new striker after Messi’s former international teammate Gonzalo Higuain retired at the end of last season.
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