Despite Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi being in high demand, the Liga MX president hopes to bring either one of them to Mexico or the USA.
Liga MX president Mikel Arriola has expressed a desire to bring either Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo over to North America.
There are already talks over a possible merger between the USA’s Major League Soccer [MLS] and Mexico’s Liga MX. In fact, the Liga MX president hopes it can happen before the two nations co-host the 2026 World Cup together with Canada.
And once done, signing arguably the two greatest and most famous football players in history would be next on the agenda.
“We would be one of the best leagues in the world [if we merge with MLS],” Arriola told ESPN.
“The next step would be to have Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo here (Mexico) or in the United States, perhaps in the final phase of their careers.”
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Could Ronaldo Or Messi Move To North America?
Cristiano Ronaldo’s future at Juventus remains uncertain with talks of the 36-year-old forward heading to the MLS growing recently. But while he continues to excel at the highest level, a move away from Europe is an unlikely prospect for now.
Messi, on the other hand, recently claimed he has the impression he “would like to enjoy the experience of living in the United States.” But like Cristiano, the Barcelona and Argentina captain will probably remain in Europe for some time yet.
However, should either one of them leave for the United States, David Beckham’s Inter Miami club is the most likely destination!