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Argentine wonderkid Facundo Farias set to join Lionel Messi at Inter Miami

  • Farias set to join Messi in Miami
  • MLS club due to pay $5m for youngster
  • Messi will make his MLS debut on July 21

WHAT HAPPENED? Farias is highly-rated in his home country, and the 20-year-old has already played nearly a century of games for Colon even at a tender age. Inter Miami have agreed a $5.5 million (£4m) deal to bring the attacking midfielder to MLS.

THE BIGGER PICTURE: Colon are also due to receive $2m (£1.7m) in bonuses should Farias meet them. Moreover, Colon will also receive a percentage should Farias be sold further down the line.

AND WHAT'S MORE: Farias will join Messi in Miami, with the Argentine legend due to play his first game for his new side on July 21.

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WHAT NEXT FOR INTER MIAMI? The struggling MLS side will hope that Messi and Farias can help propel Inter Miami up the table, given they lie bottom of the Eastern Conference.