Reports claiming that Lionel Messi will leave Inter Miami on loan to play for another club after the MLS season concludes have been dismissed by the player himself.
Despite Inter Miami failing to qualify for the MLS playoffs, they are set to face Charlotte FC in their upcoming final game on Saturday.
Although there have been speculations about Messi returning to Europe on loan to maintain his match fitness during the post-season break, he has vehemently denied these rumors.
However, when asked whether he was considering playing for another club in December, Messi said: “No.
“It’s a shame [we didn’t qualify]. We came very close. I missed the last few games, we had several injuries. The month of July was very hard for us, we played every three days, we travelled. But we won a tournament which is important for the club and for what is coming next year.
“I will train, I will play our upcoming match [against Charlotte FC] and I will try to get here [to the national team] in the best possible way for November. After that, I will enjoy the holidays in Argentina. It’s the first time that I am going to have more days off in December, with the holidays, with peace of mind, with my people. In January, I will return again to do preseason. Start from scratch and prepare as best as possible as always.”