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Lionel Messi reveals painful decision he had to make when moving to Inter Miami

Marcus Chan

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Lionel Messi reveals painful decision he had to make when moving to Inter Miami

Lionel Messi had to make a painful decision when he decided to move to MLS club Inter Miami.

At the end of the 22/23 season, it was fast becoming clear that Messi’s time with French club Paris Saint Germain was coming to an end.

After weeks of intense speculation, it was confirmed that Messi had signed for MLS side Inter Miami, who are co-owned by former Manchester United and England midfielder David Beckham.

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Last week, Messi did an interview with Argentine comedian Migue Granados.

Granados went on to reveal that Messi and his family had to make the painful decision to leave their pet Bordeaux Mastiff, Hulk, at home in Barcelona.

As per the Daily Mail, Granados revealed: “I asked him where that bull was and he told me, 'He's in Barcelona, Hulk is there. He is a little old. So, we had to leave him in the house we have there in Barcelona.”

Back in 2016, Messi posted a picture of Hulk as a puppy, with a caption that read: “New member of my family. Thanks, love, for this beautiful gift.”

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Image Credit: Instagram/@leomessi
Image Credit: Instagram/@leomessi

It has been reported that Messi told Granados that Hulk is ‘on the verge’ of needing to be put to sleep.

During his interview with ESPN Argentina, Messi also spoke about his future with Argentina, he said: “I do think about the Copa América [in 2024],” he said. “After the Copa América we will see, it depends on how I feel. I will see how I feel day by day, there are three years to go.

“I don’t notice if my level of play is declining, I stop and play as always. But there is a reality: I’m older, I have a thousand games behind me, and time passes for everyone.”

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Messi and Inter Miami will be back in action on Wednesday night as they take on Houston Dynamo in the US Open Cup.

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Featured Image Credit: OLGA/Instagram@leomessi

Topics: Lionel Messi, Inter Miami, Football

Marcus Chan
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