SportsTalk, October 16, according to Lanxiong Sports news, Messi will play no less than 45 minutes in both games during his trip to China, and the appearance fee for a game in Miami exceeds 5 million US dollars.
On November 5th and 8th, the Miami International Club from Major League Soccer will play at the Qingdao Youth Island Football Stadium and Chengdu Phoenix Mountain Stadium will have a friendly match with Qingdao Hainiu and Chengdu Chengdu. Joining Messi in China is club owner David Beckham. Messi will play in both games, and the time will be no less than 45 minutes. .
A person familiar with the matter told Lanxiong Sports that Miami International Club has received a total of 4 invitations from China. In addition to China, sports companies from Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Australia and South America have also sent invitations to Inter Miami, hoping that they can participate in friendly matches in their countries. Saudi Arabia even made a gimmick of “Messi and Ronaldo reuniting”.
A person familiar with the matter told Lanxiong Sports that the Miami club’s appearance fee for a game exceeds US$5 million. As for whether the organizer can recoup the costs, the person said it is difficult, but it is the first time for a new company to host such an international competition and it must first establish its brand.
When Lanxiong Sports communicated with a person in charge of organizing commercial football matches in China many times, the other person believed that without Messi, A reasonable appearance fee for Inter Miami should be around $1.5 million, or even lower. “With Messi, the maximum salary can reach 3.5 million US dollars. Including appearance fees, the operating expenses of a game are about 40 million yuan.”
According to Lanxiong Sports, a total of 50 or 60 people from the Miami International Club, including players, came to China, including Beckham. As a player, Beckham participated in China tours with Real Madrid twice. In 2013, he was hired as the image ambassador of the Chinese Super League and came to Chinacountries to participate in promotional activities. This time when I come to China, business activities are indispensable.
According to relevant insiders, Messi and his team learned that they would come to China to compete again on October 8. “He originally thought that the competition venue in November would be Australia, and he would not come to China until January or February next year.”