Former Manchester City and Manchester United striker, Carlos Tevez, has explained why his fellow compatriot Lionel Messi opted to join Major League Soccer (MLS) side Inter Miami and snubbed a return to Barcelona.
The Argentina World Cup winner was in talks with Barcelona over a return to Camp Nou but eventually decided against the move.
However, Tevez, a former Argentina teammate with Messi, has now explained the 35-year-old’s decision to join Inter Miami.
“No one was hurt more than Leo that he could not return to Barcelona. He made a decision knowing and understanding his own situation a bit,” Tevez told ESPN.
“Leo leaned towards the United States league; he likes Miami; it’s a peace of mind for him and his family. I think what he did was the correct thing. If it wasn’t Barcelona, he didn’t want anything in Europe. The decision is very well taken.”