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The great man is joining MLS. Image: @footballtalkhq / twitter

COMING SOON: Lionel Messi vs Njabulo Blom in MLS!

Former Kaizer Chiefs star Njabulo Blom will potentially be going head-to-head with Lionel Messi in MLS action very soon.

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The great man is joining MLS. Image: @footballtalkhq / twitter

With news that the iconic Lionel Messi is moving stateside to join Inter Miami in MLS, we’re excited at the prospect of him locking horns with former Kaizer Chiefs star Njabulo Blom.

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When will Njabulo Blom tackle Lionel Messi in MLS?

The MLS regular season comprises two separate conferences. Currently, Inter Miami are rock-bottom of the Eastern Conference while Blom’s St. Louis City are top of the Western Conference. Each team must play every other side in their conference twice, but they also then play a selection of sides from the other conference.

St. Louis City welcome Inter Miami and Mr Messi to Citypark on the 16th of July, with kickoff at 02:30am SA time. That’s five weeks from now, so put it in the calendar. With Messi playing a withdrawn number 10 role and Blom snapping at the heels of any creative player, they should see plenty of one another in that clash.

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Former Kaizer Chiefs star Blom gets ready to start life at St Louis. Image: NjabuloBlom45 / Instagram

Messi spurns Saudi offer

Despite recent reports that a return to former club Barcelona was on the cards, the legendary Argentine is understood to have decided to make the switch stateside. Al-Hilal from Saudi Arabia entered the running, but Messi doesn’t want to move his family there according to reports. There are rumours that the 35-year-old could be loaned back to Barcelona by Inter Miami initially as part of the deal, but those are still unconfirmed.

Are you excited to see Blom in direct confrontation with the great Lionel Messi on a football pitch? We certainly are.

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Messi has decided his next move. Image: Sky Sports

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