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Mbappé’s greeting to Messi for his birthday: “I learned a lot from you as a player, teammate, opponent and man”

Today, Saturday June 24, Lionel Messi turns 36 The world champion with Argentina has received different greetings from players and friends, however, one of the most striking was that of kylian mbappeLeo’s former teammate at PSG.

“Happy birthday legend. I wish you the best possible day with your family and friends. Thank you for these 2 years together in Paris, I learned a lot from you as a player, a partner, an opponent and a man. For that alone I am grateful. Good luck on your new adventure.”wrote ‘Kiki’ on his social network.

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Messi and Busquets together at Inter Miami

Inter Miami announced this Friday the signing of veteran Spanish midfielder Sergio Busquets, who will meet in the North American League (MLS) with his former Barcelona teammate Lionel Messi.

The Florida club announced the signing in a video on Twitter with the message “Yes, Busi” (Busquets’ nickname) and phrases from former teammates and rivals, such as coaches Vicente del Bosque and Pep Guardiola and players Luka Modric, Juan Román Riquelme and Messi himself, praising the midfielder.

“On the field always with the 5, but in reality as a player and as a person, you are a 10”, was the praise chosen by Messi for who will once again be his squire in Miami.

Rumors about Busquets landing in Miami have skyrocketed since David Beckham’s co-owned franchise rocked the soccer world by convincing Messi to land in MLS.

The Argentine captain, world champion in Qatar-2022, confirmed on June 7 his intention to continue his career at Inter, rejecting the options of returning to Barcelona or moving to Saudi football.

Busquets, 34, played 718 games with the Barcelona shirt, a figure only surpassed in the Barça team by Messi and Xavi, his coach last season.

In addition to Busquets, Inter is also considered a possible destination for other former teammates of the Argentine ’10’ at Barcelona, ​​such as Jordi Alba and Luis Suárez.

Without giving names, the manager and co-owner of the franchise, Jorge Mas, announced this week that they intend to rearm the squad around Messi with up to five signings.

Inter, who only qualified for the playoffs in one of his three seasons in MLS, has accumulated six consecutive defeats and is last in the Eastern Conference with 15 points in 17 games.

In statements reported by the Miami Herald this week, Jorge Mas announced that the goal is for Messi to debut with Inter on July 21 against the Mexican Cruz Azul in the Leagues Cup debut, a tournament in which all the squads of the MLS and Liga MX.

World champion (2010) and European champion (2012) with Spain, Busquets was one of the pillars of Barça’s golden generation, which dominated Europe in the early 2010s along with Messi, Xavi and Andrés Iniesta.

In his 15 years at the helm of Barcelona, ​​the midfielder won nine league titles and three Champions Leagues (2009, 2011 and 2015).

Source: Elcomercio

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