Will CR7 cancellation hasten PSG superstar’s signing?

American football missed Cristiano Ronaldo. A transfer to the MLS would have been possible, but the multiple world footballer chose Saudi Arabia. That could make Lionel Messi even more interesting for the USA.

The world’s most famous athlete was on the verge of taking his talent to MLS. Arguably the greatest global star in the history of sport, Cristiano Ronaldo almost decided to continue his career in the United States, at Sporting KC!

The club was obviously really interested and tried to convince Ronaldo and his entourage at several meetings. It was a deal that seemed almost impossible, but in the end it almost happened nonetheless.

But as we all know, “almost” doesn’t count for much. Ronaldo eventually opted for his mega-expensive move to Al-Nassr, putting Saudi football, not MLS, on his shoulders.

So that’s it. The attempt to sign one of football’s titans narrowly failed. And the next?

The American football public, and Inter Miami in particular, will now focus on Lionel Messi, a player who continued to cement his iconic status in Qatar this winter. After winning the World Cup, Messi continues to be linked with a move to Miami, if not soon then at some point.

But does MLS still need Messi, or does the fact that the league missed out on Ronaldo make wooing the Argentinian icon even more important now?


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