Sergi Roberto eyes MLS move to reunite with Lionel Messi

Sergi Roberto declined a lucrative offer from Saudi Arabian club Al-Qadisiyah, citing personal reasons, despite their aspirations for promotion to the Saudi Pro League.

Sergi Roberto Willing To Reunite With Messi In Mls
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According to reports from Mundo Deportivo, Sergi Roberto was approached by Al-Qadisiyah, a Saudi Arabian second division team, with a tempting offer. However, the Spanish international purportedly declined the proposal. Al-Qadisiyah, aspiring for promotion to the Saudi Pro League next season, had ambitious plans to recruit the versatile Barcelona player, yet he declined, citing personal reasons.

Roberto’s existing contract with Barcelona is set to expire in the summer. Although Xavi had previously advocated for the player’s contract extension, with the Blaugrana manager departing the club at the season’s end, it appears unlikely that the 32-year-old will ink a new deal.

Following the signings of former Barcelona stars Sergio Busquets, Jordi Alba, and Luis Suarez, in addition to Lionel Messi, Major League Soccer club Inter Miami reportedly seeks to include Roberto in their squad, as per numerous reports. The player himself has also expressed a desire to eventually join MLS.

The Barcelona captain is scheduled to be in action next on Sunday, as Xavi’s team prepares to face Athletic Club in a crucial La Liga match.

Sergi Roberto

Sergi Roberto Carnicer

Forwarder, Defender, Midfielder


Age: 32

178 cm

68 kg

Season 2023/2024
Played 9 23 Missed
Minutes 605 67.2 Avg
Goals 3 0.3 Avg
Assist 1 0.1 Avg
Attempt 2 0.2 Avg
Passes 424 47.180.2% AvgSucc
Yellow 3 0.3 Avg
Red 0 0.0 Avg

This season he played in total 6 times for 357 minutes for La Liga.

Sergi Roberto  scored 3 goals for FC Barcelona. He procured one assist. He received 1 yellow card and no red cards.

His team is currently 3rd in La Liga. In the last match FC Barcelona won 4-0 against Getafe.

FC Barcelona performance and stats

FC Barcelona

Manager: Xavi
Rank 2nd
Win 21
Draw 7
Loss 4
Goals 64-37
Diff 27
Rank 1st
Win 4
Draw 0
Loss 2
Goals 12-6
Diff 6

FC Barcelona is currently 3rd in the La Liga with 57 points.

In the last 26 games, it has won 17 times, drawn 6 times, and lost 3 times. In its last match, FC Barcelona won 4-0 against Getafe.​​

It has a positive goal difference after scoring 56 goals and conceding 34.​

Lionel Messi

Lionel Andrés Messi Cuccittini

Forwarder, Midfielder


Age: 37

170 cm

72 kg

Season 2024
Played 6 4 Missed
Minutes 494 82.3 Avg
Goals 7 1.2 Avg
Assist 3 0.5 Avg
Attempt 21 3.5 Avg
Passes 282 47.086.2% AvgSucc
Yellow 0 0.0 Avg
Red 0 0.0 Avg

This season he played in total twice for 180 minutes for Major League Soccer.

Lionel Messi scored 1 goal for Inter Miami. He procured one assist. He received no yellow cards and no red cards.

His team is currently 1st in Major League Soccer. In the last match Inter Miami drew 1-1 against LA Galaxy.

Inter Miami performance and stats

Inter Miami

Manager: Gerardo Martino
Rank 1st
Win 5
Draw 3
Loss 2
Goals 22-15
Diff 7
This season

Inter Miami is currently 1st in the Major League Soccer with 4 points.

In the last 2 games, it has won once and drawn once. In its last match, Inter Miami drawn 1-1 against LA Galaxy.​​

It has a positive goal difference after scoring 3 goals and conceding 1.​