Piers Morgan brings up Cristiano Ronaldo as he reacts to Lionel Messi’s move to Inter Miami
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Piers Morgan has brought up Cristiano Ronaldo as he reacts to the news that Lionel Messi will join MLS side Inter Miami.
Over the last few weeks, Messi’s future has been the talk of the town after it was confirmed that the seven-time Ballon d’Or winner will leave Paris Saint Germain at the end of the month.
Since the news of his exit was confirmed, Messi has been linked with an emotional return to his former club Barcelona, whilst Saudi Professional League club Al Hilal were hoping to lure him to the Middle East with a big money offer.
However, on Wednesday afternoon, it was reported that Messi has in fact chosen to join MLS side Inter Miami.
Inter Miami’s owner is former Manchester United and England superstar David Beckham.
After the news filtered through, Morgan took to Twitter to rant about things written about Ronaldo’s move to Al Nassr back in January.
The controversial TV personality wrote: “So, Messi quits elite football at 35, three years earlier than Ronaldo. Presumably, we'll now read/hear all the same scathing, mocking pieces by sportswriters/pundits that they wrote/said about Cristiano - right? (Spoiler alert: we won’t.)”
So, Messi quits elite football at 35, three years earlier than Ronaldo. Presumably, we'll now read/hear all the same scathing, mocking pieces by sportswriters/pundits that they wrote/said about Cristiano - right? (Spoiler alert: we won't.) https://t.co/FHHWC7n2ZJ— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) June 7, 2023
Fans were quick to react to Morgan’s tweet.
One said: “Messi is 2 weeks away from 36 and he's just won everything he achieved. He's a world champion.”
Another tweeted: “No. Because he is the best ever.”
A third fan added: “Don’t forget he won the World Cup with 3 years less as well.”
Someone else wrote: “No we won’t, because Messi is the GOAT.”
Whilst a fifth commented: “Messi completed football the moment he lifted the World Cup in December Piers mate.”
Upon confirming his move to Inter Miami, Messi spoke about the rumoured return to Barcelona.
He said, via Mundo Deportivo: “I wanted to return, I was very excited to be able to return, but after having experienced what I experienced and the exit I had, I did not want to be in the same situation again: waiting to see what was going to happen and leaving my future in the hands of another.”