'Messi would be happy here' - Higuain believes PSG star would enjoy life in MLS

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Inter Miami star Gonzalo Higuain reiterated his hopes that Lionel Messi someday makes his way to MLS, saying that he believes his international teammate would be happy with life in the United States.

Messi was linked with Miami last summer as the entire world watched on amid is Barcelona departure, but it was ultimately Paris Saint-Germain that won the race to sign the Argentinian icon.

Having played with Messi on the international level for over a decade, Higuain would welcome the winger to MLS with open arms should he choose to make the U.S. his next destination after PSG.

What did Higuain say?

"It is a very important league and it is growing a lot," Higuain told Stats Perform.

"Important players are coming and I think that in the future it will continue to grow much more.

"I hope [Messi goes to MLS] because it would be a benefit for MLS and for the country, and if he so wishes he would have fun and be happy here."

How has Higuain done in MLS?

Higuain joined Inter Miami at the tail end of the club's debut season, scoring just once in those first nine appearances for the club.

He scored 12 times in 30 games last season as Inter Miami fared better on the pitch, but the club has still yet to reach the lofty expectations they set upon their MLS arrival.

With the MLS season set to start this weekend, with Miami facing the Chicago Fire, Higuain says he knows its up to him to provide more goals if the club is to compete with the league's elite.
"We are fine, looking forward to [the start of the season] and very excited," he said. "It's so close now, let's hope it goes better than last year and we learn from the mistakes made so that this year it doesn't happen again. We are excited to have a good year.

"I want to improve my numbers, which I did my whole career, improve year after year. I hope that this year I can do better to help the team qualify [for the playoffs] and be able to compete for MLS.

"I hope I can improve my numbers, that's my goal and that's what I've prepared this pre-season."

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