Messi says his priority was to re-sign with Barca whe leaving PSG, but he ended up at Inter Miami.
He told Time magazine: “The truth is that I had several options on the table that were interesting, and I had to analyse them and think about them, even weigh them with my family, before making the final decision to come to Miami.
“My first option was to go back to Barcelona, but it wasn’t possible. I tried to go back and it didn’t happen.
“It’s also true that afterwards I was thinking a lot about going to the Saudi league, where I know the country and they have created a very powerful competition that can become an important league in the near future. In the end, it was either Saudi Arabia or MLS, and I found both options very interesting.”