Inter Miami, a team in the American Football League, has announced that they have finalised the signing of former Barcelona midfielder Sergio Busquets on a contract that will last through 2025. The announcement was made on Sunday, hours before the meeting. Official debut of superstar Lionel Messi.
After opting not to renew his contract with Barcelona and bringing an end to his 18-year run there, Busquets will be able to get back together with his longtime friend and former teammate Messi. Recently, Inter Miami announced the much-awaited confirmation that they will officially sign Messi on Saturday. The announcement was made not too long ago.
Busquets, who won the World Cup in 2010, is anticipated to sign with Inter Miami in the following days and assume a key role in the team’s roster.
Jorge Mas, one of the co-owners of Inter Miami, expressed his excitement at the signing of Sergio Busquets. “I am delighted to welcome Sergio Busquets to Inter Miami,” Mas remarked. Since the very beginning, one of our primary goals has been to assemble a team that is comprised of the very best players from all around the world. The very fact that Sergio is there speaks volumes.”
A video that was uploaded on Twitter and featured on the homepage of Inter Miami’s website also confirmed the successful transfer. The moniker “Busi,” which is a reference to Busquets’ nickname, is displayed at Inter Miami among quotations from a variety of well-known football players.
The former captain of Barcelona made 722 appearances for the Spanish club, during which time they won nine La Liga titles, seven Copa del Rey titles, three Champions League titles, and three FIFA Club World Cups. During his time with Barcelona, they also won three FIFA Club World Cups. Busquets currently holds the third-highest number of matches played for the Catalan national team, behind only Xavi and Messi’s record of 722.
Inter Miami anticipates that Busquets will be eligible for action the following Saturday when they visit Mexican club Cruz Azul in the opening game of the Leagues Cup. Messi will also be making his first appearance in this game. The Designated Player Rule of the Major League Soccer permits clubs to have up to three players whose combined remuneration and acquisition expenses are greater than the wage cap.