The expectations were enormous, yet somehow Lionel Messi has already surpassed them.
Messi, 36, signed a deal with Inter Miami FC of Major League Soccer in July worth anywhere between $50-$60 million a season and has made the Herons the talk of the sports world.
After missing Inter Miami’s last game with Atlanta United, it was announced late Monday that Messi would be in the line-up when the club hosts Toronto FC Wednesday at DrivePink Stadium in Miami.
The news sent American online sportsbooks scrambling to post new lines on the game and Messi’s performance. BetMGM has Miami -250 to win and markets on him to score the first goal and number of tallies. FanDuel has game markets and player props for Messi Wednesday.