Inter Miami’s valuation has nearly doubled since Lionel Messi’s arrival last summer, reaching an amazing $1.02 billion thanks to his contributions both on and off the field. After signing with David Beckham’s team in July, the legendary Argentine football player created an instant impression with a game-winning free kick on his debut. In his first 14 matches, he scored 11 goals and provided five assists.
Inter Miami’s worth nearly doubles since arrival to over $1 billion
Messi’s influence allowed Inter Miami to win the Leagues Cup for the first time, and even though they didn’t start the season well, they put up a strong fight to qualify for the MLS playoffs. Because of this achievement, Inter Miami’s revenue has increased dramatically, from $55 million to $127 million, making them the third most valuable club in the Major League Soccer.
Sportico claims that Inter Miami’s current $1.02 billion valuation places them in a strong financial position within American soccer, securing its place among the league’s elite teams. Beyond traditional European heavyweights, the Inter jersey is now the best-selling soccer shirt in North America because to the Messi effect, which has also improved the team’s performance.
Part-owner of Inter Miami David Beckham was there to witness the hysteria firsthand as Messi shirt sales broke records. Even with his famous position, Beckham had trouble at first getting his hands on a Messi jersey.
The club and its partners at Inter Miami are optimistic that they will be able to satisfy the tremendous demand for the next Messi jersey as the team prepares for Messi’s first full season in 2024.