Leo Messi's Arrival at Inter Miami Sparks Interest in MLS Signings
The league has faced challenges in securing high-profile signings, largely due to the financial influence of Saudi Arabian football, which has lured top players with lucrative offers.
Messi's decision to join the United States-based team has motivated other clubs to stay competitive and actively pursue major signings to enhance their squads.
Neymar on New York City FC's Radar
Reports from Mundo Deportivo reveal that New York City FC has expressed a keen interest in acquiring the services of Neymar. The Brazilian star, currently under contract with Paris Saint-Germain until 2025, has been surrounded by speculation regarding his future, with rumors suggesting a potential departure before the contract expires.
Citing information from City Xtra and The Secret Scout, the media outlet discloses that City Football Group, the owner of New York City FC, has targeted the signing of Neymar, who currently dons the iconic No. 10 jersey.
Although City Football Group has not made direct contact with Neymar yet, it is believed that they are considering an enticing proposal to persuade him to join their team.
Neymar's Interest in an MLS Move
Neymar has not dismissed the possibility of playing in MLS once his European journey comes to an end. While the Brazilian star remains in high demand from several clubs, including talks of a potential return to Barcelona, he has kept the option of a move to the United States open.
If Neymar were to join New York City FC, he would follow in the footsteps of other renowned stars such as David Villa, Andrea Pirlo, and Frank Lampard, who have all showcased their talents for the club.
An additional factor that may sway Neymar's decision towards City Football Group is the possibility of a transitional move to Manchester City, another team owned by the consortium, before eventually making the leap to MLS and continuing his career outside of Europe.
The potential arrival of Neymar in MLS would undoubtedly generate significant excitement among fans, while also raising the profile of the league as it continues to make strides in attracting top-tier talent from around the globe.