LIONEL MESSI has reportedly already laid down roots in Florida should Inter Miami continue their interest in the Argentinian star.

The ace, 35, is currently playing for French club Paris Saint-Germain after leaving Barcelona.

Lionel Messi has reportedly bought an apartment at the Porsche Design Tower - which  boasts stunning views of the Miami coastline

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Lionel Messi has reportedly bought an apartment at the Porsche Design Tower – which boasts stunning views of the Miami coastlineCredit: Getty Images – Getty
Lionel Messi may decide to head across the Atlantic to see out his playing days

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Lionel Messi may decide to head across the Atlantic to see out his playing daysCredit: AFP or licensors
The tower contains a lift for residents' cars

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The tower contains a lift for residents’ carsCredit: Getty Images – Getty
A showhome from Porsche Design Tower's grand opening reveals the luxury within

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A showhome from Porsche Design Tower’s grand opening reveals the luxury withinCredit: Getty Images – Getty

But Messi could eventually have his heart set on a move to MLS.

He told Spanish TV station La Sexta earlier this year: “My plan is to give all I can for the club at the moment.

“I would like to play in the United States and experience life and the league there, but ultimately come back to Barcelona in some capacity.

“I’m not thinking too far ahead in the short-term and just want to see how the season finishes.”

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According to Madrid-based radio station Cadena Ser, Messi has already made his first move towards Miami with the purchase of a luxury apartment in the city.

A pad worth at least $9million was reportedly purchased by the Argentine in 2021.

The swanky Porsche Design Tower, completed in 2017, sits on the Sunny Isles beachfront in Miami.

Branded by the German supercar manufacturer of the same name, the building boasts three car lifts allowing residents to park their vehicle on the same floor as their suite.

The forward is said to prefer to school his three kids Stateside while seeing out his playing days.

Flats inside the tower feature grandiose living areas

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Flats inside the tower feature grandiose living areasCredit: Getty Images – Getty
Messi could decide to mix with the great and the good of Miami inside the luxury building

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Messi could decide to mix with the great and the good of Miami inside the luxury buildingCredit: Getty Images – Getty

Such an opportunity would heighten talk of a move to David Beckham’s Inter Miami.

Last season, they finished 11th in the MLS Eastern Conference while being linked to a wealth of star names.

Blaise Matuidi and Gonzalo Higuain joined Inter during the 2020 campaign and Olivier Giroud was reportedly offered an apartment in Porsche Design Tower to tempt him into a move.

Messi is heading to the World Cup with Argentina this fall and has already netted 21 times in 20 appearances for club and country this season.

The showhome's dining room shows off the typical decor of the apartment block

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The showhome’s dining room shows off the typical decor of the apartment blockCredit: Getty Images – Getty
Messi is reportedly considering a move to MLS in 2023

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Messi is reportedly considering a move to MLS in 2023Credit: Getty Images – Getty
The Porsche Design Tower was opened in 2017

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The Porsche Design Tower was opened in 2017Credit: Getty Images – Getty


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