Lionel Messi took part in his first training session with Inter Miami on Tuesday morning, along with ex-Spanish international Sergio Busquets, whose signing with the Florida club was officially announced on Sunday.

The Argentinian world champion was able to chat with Venezuelan international Josef Martinez, who will probably be his attacking partner in Miami, and perform some basic exercises in front of more than 200 journalists who came to watch training, in a heat exceeding 30 °C.

Inter Miami, currently bottom of the 29 teams in Major League Soccer (MLS), face Mexican club Cruz Azul on Friday in the opening match of the Leagues Cup, a competition between MSL and first division teams. mexican.

After his side’s 11-game winless streak, newly appointed Miami Argentine coach Gerardo “Tata” Martino has raised the possibility that Messi isn’t ready to play yet.

“We look to the future with hope (given) that the best player in the world will play for our team, but also with the patience that we must have so that he is physically fit and can play at the right time. “, did he declare.

Lionel Messi played his last competitive match with Paris Saint-Germain in the French league on June 4 and then played for Argentina against Australia in a friendly in Beijing on June 15, scoring after only 79 seconds into a 2-0 win.

The ex-PSG striker is the biggest star to join an American club since Pelé signed with the New York Cosmos in 1975.

The 10-year deal between MLS and Apple TV, worth an estimated $2.5 billion, will allow fans in 107 countries to watch Messi through subscription.