With Lionel Messi's bringing unprecedented popularity and notable improvements on the pitch, Inter Miami has also reaped significant monetary benefits from the Argentine star's signing and expects the club's revenue to hit the $200 million mark in 2024.
The legendary striker, who joined the David Beckham-owned team in July this year, had brought significant fame to the Major League Soccer (MLS) league as well as the club.
Messi's inclusion has brought notable improvement in the team's performance including his 9-goal streak that propelled the team to the Leagues Cup final — eventually winning the title in a penalty shootout against Nashville SC.
However, it seems that Messi's signing has been quite profitable for the club in monetary terms as well with the team being on the path to becoming the league's top-earning side despite not making it to the eliminators.
Inter Miami's total revenue is likely to exceed $120 million, revealed the club's chief business officer Xavier Asensi, frontofficesports reported quoting Sports Business Journal.
Asensi's remarks indicate a significant increase in the club's revenue as 2022 MLS winners LAFC generated $116 million last year.
The official also said that with next year's season tickets already sold out, he expects the club revenue to hit the $200 million mark in 2024.
Asensi's predictions fall in line with the projections made by the team's managing owner Jorge Mas who earlier this year said that the club's revenue was to increase by two-fold by the next year against the previous season's $50 million.