Transfers: Blaise Matuidi on the departure of Inter Miami (MLS)?
Leaving for the United States in 2020, after three seasons at Juventus, to realize his American dream and help Inter Miami grow, Blaise Matuidi would not be certain of a third season with the MLS franchise, according to the Miami Herald. The 34-year-old French midfielder, world champion in 2018 with the Blues, would no longer be part of the plans of sports director Chris Henderson and coach Phil Neville, who want to rejuvenate the team, according to the daily.
However, Matuidi has one year left on his contract, who is one of the club’s designated players, the only ones authorized by the North American League to have a salary above the imposed ceiling. But the recent recruitment of Brazilian midfielder Jean Mota at Santos or the negotiations currently underway with Palmeiras for the transfer of Raphael Veig, still in the same position, suggest that Miami no longer counts on the French international (84 selections).
In two years, the former Parisian would not have had the expected impact on the ground. This season again, Inter Miami has also failed to qualify for the MLS play-offs. But if a departure seems to be taking shape, it remains to be seen what his future will be made of. Matuidi had notably agreed to take up this challenge out of friendship for David Beckham, his former teammate at PSG and owner of the franchise. He will not leave without having the assurance of bouncing back in a competitive club.