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Gonzalo Higuain claims Lionel Messi "would be happy in MLS"

Gonzalo Higuain revealed he is keen for Lionel Messi to join him in MLS
Gonzalo Higuain revealed he is keen for Lionel Messi to join him in MLS / NICHOLAS KAMM/GettyImages

Key Summary:

1. Gonzalo Higuain reveals he is keen for Lionel Messi to one day join him in MLS.

2. Messi has struggled to make an impact at PSG since joining on a free last summer.

3. Higuain has insisted Messi would "have fun" in MLS and his move would benefit the league.

Gonzalo Higuain revealed that he is keen for Lionel Messi to link up with him in Major League Soccer one day.

Higuain joined Inter Miami from Juventus last year and believes his former Argentina team-mate would have fun in MLS. The 34-year-old also claimed that Messi's move would benefit the league on a global stage.

"It is a very important league and it is growing a lot," Higuain told Stats Perform, via AS.

"Important players are coming and I think that in the future it will continue to grow much more. I hope [Messi goes to MLS] because it would be a benefit for MLS and for the country, and if he so wishes he would have fun and be happy here."

Higuain scored 12 times in 30 games last season, and as his side prepare to take on the Chicago Fire on the opening weekend of MLS, the former Real Madrid man added that it is up to him to provide more goals and help his side.

"We are fine, looking forward to [the start of the season] and very excited," he said. "It's so close now, let's hope it goes better than last year and we learn from the mistakes made so that this year it doesn't happen again. We are excited to have a good year.

"I want to improve my numbers, which I did my whole career, improve year after year. I hope that this year I can do better to help the team qualify [for the playoffs] and be able to compete for MLS. I hope I can improve my numbers, that's my goal and that's what I've prepared this pre-season."

Messi, meanwhile, has struggled to replicate his fine form at Paris Saint-Germain, scoring just seven goals in 22 appearances for the Ligue 1 giants.