Why could Messi’s deal with Inter Miami be a game-changer in the world of sports?

Argentine soccer player Lionel Messi signed a new contract with American soccer club Inter Miami earlier this month. In addition to the generous salary, this agreement also guarantees him a percentage on the sale of TV subscriptions via Apple TV and the sale of Adidas shoes.

Why is this important?

In recent days, the sports world has focused mainly on the amounts that Messi will earn in the United States. Much more important is the fact that Messi will now be paid as a ‘content creator’, paving the way for big changes in the world of sports.

In the news. Messi was offered a four-year contract worth $1.6 billion to play in Saudi Arabia, but he rejected the offer. Instead, he chose to end his career at American club Inter Miami. This club is owned by former England international David Beckham and plays in the Major League Soccer (MLS).

  • The unique aspect of Messi’s deal is that it includes a portion of revenue generated from app subscriptions

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