Legendary Spanish midfielder, Sergio Busquets will be reuniting with former Barcelona teammate, Lionel Messi at Inter Miami. Sergio Busquets who turned down lucrative offers from Saudi clubs, has agreed to join MLS club Inter Miami following the expiration of his contract with Barcelona.
Sergio Busquets waving at fans during a training session. Source: Getty Announcing their new signing, Inter Miami shared a video on social media featuring quotes from Pep Guardiola, Xavi Hernandez, Luka Modric, and Lionel Messi praising Busquets. Busquets spent 15 years at Barcelona, where he won nine La Liga titles, seven Copa del Reys, and three Champions Leagues. He also helped Spain win the World Cup in 2010 and the European Championships in 2012. Along with Messi, he will be one of the most decorated players in MLS. pic.twitter.com/Mil6KD4l7M — Inter Miami CF (@InterMiamiCF) June 23, 2023 Miami is also reportedly interested in signing a third former Barcelona player, left-back Jordi Alba, who is also leaving the Spanish club at the end of the season. Earlier, Messi had left PSG following the end of the 2022/23 season after winning the Ligue 1 title. While a return to Barcelona and La Liga was in consideration, the 35-year-old decided to end his time in Europe and move to the US and join Inter Miami. Sergio Busquets and Lionel Messi celebrating a goal during a match for Barcelona. Source: Getty While the negotiations for multiple former Messi teammates are still ongoing, there is one player that won’t join Inter Miami this summer. Angel Di Maria has decided to go back to Benfica and will sign for the Portuguese club after his contract with Juventus will expire at the end of June. Popular journalist Fabrizio Romano reported that the talks are at final stages and only the final details are missing to get it sealed. Di Maria, if it all goes according to the plan, will sign a contract until June 2024 and will be back at Benfica 13 years after his last stint, when he signed for the Portuguese club and started an incredible European journey that led him to play for Real Madrid, Manchester United, Paris Saint Germain, and Juventus.