Inter Miami reportedly will not loan out captain Lionel Messi after the Major League Soccer (MLS) season ends.
The 36-year-old forward has been linked with the Saudi Pro League or a possible return to FC Barcelona.
Spanish journalist Guillem Balague reported that the global superstar isn’t going anywhere except on vacation.
“Messi will have around one month holiday, like other footballers,” Balague said, per the BBC. “So forget any move to Saudi or similar.”
Inter Miami has been eliminated from playoff consideration. Its final game is on October 21 against Charlotte.
Messi has one goal and two assists in five MLS regular-season matches (three starts) since joining Miami. In 13 games across all competitions for the club, Messi has 11 goals and eight assists.