Lionel Messi 'has already bought an incredible £7.25m apartment in Miami as he plans to quit Barcelona for transfer to David Beckham's MLS team in two years' time'... and his new pad even has an elevator just for his car!

Lionel Messi is reportedly planning on staying put at Barcelona until 2023

The 33-year-old's future has been one of the hottest topics in football this year

He came close to leaving Barca this year, and his contract is up in the summer

In a recent interview, Messi revealed that playing in the MLS would interest him

Reports claim the Argentine has already bought a £7.25million flat in Miami 

David Beckham owns the Inter Miami MLS franchise that Messi is linked to 

Football superstar Lionel Messi quit from FC Barcelona is still dizzy although there are strong indications he may be settling in Miami where he is alleged to have bought a landed property.

In the report of the Mail news, it states that Lionel Messi's transfer saga has taken another turn after it was reported that he could end up staying at Barcelona for another two years before making a move to the United States - and that he has already put down roots in Miami.

Messi, whose contract is up next summer, came close to ending his iconic 19-year spell with the Catalan giants in the most recent transfer window after he told the club via burofax that he wanted to leave.

The 33-year-old Argentinian ended up staying due to the threat of a long legal battle but he continues to be linked with the exit at the Nou Camp – and while he's not short of options on where he could go next, his reported purchase of a luxury £7.25million apartment suggests his mind is already made up.

A reunion with Pep Guardiola at Manchester City has been mooted while Paris Saint-Germain will look to reunite him with Neymar.

However, according to Cadena SER, Messi is set to scrap plans of a Barca exit for now and instead extend his stay until 2023 before picking up sticks and moving to Miami to retire there.

The report claims Messi wants his children to go to high school in the States before going to university.

Cadena Ser also claim that the Argentine already has a home in Florida, where he bought a £7.25m flat in the luxurious Porsche Design Tower a year and a half ago.

The high-rise building, which boasts ocean-front living and a separate elevator for your car, was opened in 2014 and is just a 25-minute drive from the Inter Miami Stadium.

The report would support claims that Messi is ready to see out his career with David Beckham's Inter Miami, with the Argentine recently admitting that a move to the USA is something that interests him.

In a recent interview, Messi did reveal that he would be interested in a move to the USA at some point in his career. 

'I would like to play in the United States and experience life and the league there.... but ultimately come back to Barcelona in some capacity. 

'I'm not thinking too far ahead in the short term and just want to see how the season finishes.'

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