Lionel Messi, a seven-time Ballon d'Or winner, surprises everyone by joining MLS team Inter Miami, owned by David Beckham.

Despite speculation about other destinations, Messi chooses Miami as his new path

Messi's move to MLS brings a significant boost to American soccer, as he is still at the peak of his game and recently won the World Cup with Argentina.

Inter Miami has struggled in the Eastern Conference and recently fired their coach, Phil Neville, who was hand-picked by Beckham

Negotiations involving MLS, Inter Miami ownership, Adidas, and Apple result in Messi's arrival, with Apple planning to release a documentary series on his career

Hints of Messi's potential move to Miami were evident, including meetings with Beckham and Messi's real estate ownership in South Florida.

Messi is set to debut for Inter Miami in July after playing exhibition matches with Argentina in June.

 With over 800 career goals, Messi is one of the greatest scorers in soccer history, and his decision to choose Miami over other options demonstrates his desire for a fresh football experience.