Join Inter Milan, Messi Becomes Argentina’s 49th Player in the Nerazzurri

In the last few days, rumors of Lionel Messi’s arrival at Inter Milan have been blowing hard. There are two reasons behind why La Pulga – nicknamed Messi – can continue his career with the Nerazzurri – Inter’s nickname.

A few days ago, Messi’s father Jorge Messi was found buying a luxury home in downtown Milan. Then ahead of the Inter Milan vs Napoli match, Messi’s silhouette appeared in one of the advertisements that aired on streaming services from China belonging to Suning Group, PPTV.

In addition, other factors that make Messi leave for Inter is a matter of history. For your information, since it was founded in 1908, Inter are familiar with players from Argentina, Messi’s home country.

Recorded throughout the history of the founding of the club, there have been 48 names of players from Argentina in Nerazzurri uniforms. So far, Javier Zanetti is listed as an Argentine with the most caps at Inter.

During 19 years (1995-2014) defending Inter, Javier Zanetti, who is currently the Nerazzurri vice president, made 858 appearances. Not only did he go down in many matches, the man who, while active, was identical to the number 4 jersey was also successful with Inter.

Javier Zanetti is listed as an Argentinian player with the most trophy collection with Inter, which is 16 titles. The most Italian League titles offered by Zanetti, namely five titles.

In fact, Zanetti also made a big contribution when Inter won the treble winner in 2009-2010. At that time shoulder to shoulder with other Argentine players such as Walter Samuel, Esteban Cambiasso and Diego Milito, Zanetti who was a captain led Inter to win the Italian League trophy, the Coppa Italia and the 2009-2010 Champions League.

Then for the affairs of the top scorer from Argentina, Mauro Icardi who occupies the top position. The player who is now in the uniform of Paris Saint-Germain has defended Inter from 2013-2019.

During this time, Icardi went down in 219 matches with 124 goals. In fact, the husband of Wanda Nara had come out as the top scorer of the 2013-2014 Italian League and 2017-2018.

Therefore, if Messi leaves for Inter, either in the summer of 2020 or 2021, he will be the 49th Argentine to defend the Nerazzurri. One thing is certain, the presence of Messi in the body of Inter will boost the popularity of the Italian League which previously had Cristiano Ronaldo.

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