Lionel Messi Set For ‘Sensational’ Reunion With Boyhood Club In Preseason Friendly

Written by Patrick Echatah

The Major League Soccer team declared on Monday that on February 15, they would welcome Newell’s to their DRV PNK Stadium.

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Based in Rosario, the city where Messi was born and raised, Newell’s played for their youth squad until he was thirteen and moved to the Spanish club Barcelona.

Gerardo ‘Tata’ Martino, the inter coach, is also from the city. He was a player for the team for three stints before taking over as coach in 2012.

“I am delighted to welcome my beloved Newell’s to our home here in Miami. It will be a special match due to everything Newell’s Old Boys means to me,” Martino said.

“It will also be a good opportunity to prepare for what will surely be an exciting season,” he added.

The match is the most recent of a packed preseason program for Miami, which begins on January 19 in San Salvador against the national team of El Salvador. After that, the team will go to Saudi Arabia for two matches, where they will face Al Nassr, the team of Cristiano Ronaldo, before playing in Tokyo and Hong Kong.

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We are now seeing the development of Inter Miami, which will be a power in the league at the start of the next season.

Inter Miami CF’s head coach, Gerardo “Tata” Martino, has declared that the Club is once again interested in bringing in former teammate Luis Suárez during the upcoming winter transfer window.

Martino stated that the team is still interested in signing the 36-year-old Uruguayan during a press conference the day before Miami’s final MLS home game, which ended in a 2-2 draw with Charlotte FC.


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