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Liga MX President Hopeful That Lionel Messi & Cristiano Ronaldo Could Come to MLS or Mexico in the Future

Arjun Singh Devgan
Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are coming to the twilight of their incredible careers
Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are coming to the twilight of their incredible careers / David Ramos/Getty Images
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Liga MX president, Mikel Arriola has opened up on his desire to see footballing superstars, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo play in the Mexican League or in Major League Soccer (MLS) in the future.

The two North American leagues have been in discussions over a potential merger with Arriola hopeful it could take place after the 2026 World Cup co-hosted by the United States, Mexico and Canada. 

Arriola for his part believes that he could see the two superstars of the sport play in either league as they continue to grow in the future.

“We would be one of the best leagues in the world [if we merge with MLS]. The next step would be to have Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo here (Mexico) or in the United States, perhaps in the final phase of their careers," he told ESPN.

The merger between the two leagues has been a source of speculation over the past few years, though MLS commissioner Don Garber reiterated last December that such a move was "a long way away."

FIFA president, Gianni Infantino backed the plan in a news conference last week saying: "I think the potential in the United States and Mexico is enormous, each country by itself. But of course if you could bring those two together that would be incredible and that could quite well be the best league in the world."

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