News spread on Wednesday that Lionel Messi had left Paris Saint-Germain to join Inter Miami in the NBA. The Argentine has been linked with several clubs recently, with a giant move to Saudi Arabia as one of the options.
However, having a more “retirement” in Miami must have been more tempting for Messi and his family, who are now moving to the United States.
After the transfer was announced, there were few signs of an unknown presence awaiting the star upon his arrival.
Millions of followers
Everyone seemed to catch Messi’s movement across the pond. It becomes especially clear if you look at Inter Miami’s Instagram followers in the last 24 hours.
Before Messi’s transfer became known, the football club had around a million followers. Twenty-four hours later, the number had increased fivefold. A number of media outlets refer to the whole thing as the “Messi effect”, including Business interested.
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However, it wasn’t just her Instagram followers. Ticket prices have also skyrocketed since the transfer was confirmed. Looks like ‘everyone’ wants to go to the match to see the club’s newest addition in action.
Ticket prices are sky high
Forbes Economic Magazine He wrote that ticket prices on the secondary market had increased by more than a thousand percent. This applies to match tickets as Messi is likely to make his Inter Miami debut.
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The football star’s first match is said to be against the New York Red Bulls on August 26. According to Forbes, ticket prices have increased from $30 to $512 in the past 24 hours.
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