Inter Miami have reportedly won the race to sign Paris Saint-Germain forward Lionel Messi on a free transfer.
For a number of weeks, it has been known that the Argentine superstar would end his two-year stay at Parc des Princes to take on a fresh challenge.
While a transfer back to Camp Nou was dependent on the Catalan giants resolving their financial issues, moving to Saudi Arabia would have involved no such problems.
However, rather than become the latest big name to move to Saudi Arabia, Spanish journalist Guillem Balague has claimed on Twitter that Messi is moving to MLS.
Although Inter Miami have rarely been viewed as first choice to sign the attacker, it has been no secret that Messi likes the city and already possesses property in the area.
Sitting bottom of the Eastern Conference having suffered five successive defeats appeared to have done the franchise no favours ahead of attempting to negotiate a deal.
Nevertheless, Balague says that Messi will link up with the Florida-based outfit once his PSG contract expires at the end of June.
Inter Miami currently sit six points adrift of a Final Series Playoff place with a game in hand, theoretically leaving them in contention to extend their season later in the year.
With Phil Neville having recently been removed from his role as head coach, Javier Morales is currently acting as the interim boss, but it is plausible that a more high-profile name could be appointed in due course.
Messi will leave PSG having contributed 32 goals and 35 assists from his 75 appearances in all competitions, helping the French giants win two Ligue 1 titles.
If and when a transfer to Miami is confirmed, Messi will ply his trade outside of Europe for the first time in his professional career.