A reported ‘leak’ has disclosed Lionel Messi as the winner of the 2022 edition of FIFA The Best award.
Earlier this month, the finalists were revealed and it is believed the Argentine superstar will beat the likes of Kylian Mbappe and Karim Benzema to take home the award.
Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema ended up as the winner of that trophy.
A win would mean Messi would take home his second The Best award, having previously won it in 2019.
The 35-year-old has 16 goals and 14 assists in 27 appearances for the French team.
He bagged seven goals and three assists en route to a Golden Ball trophy for the tournament’s best player.
The other finalists, Kylian Mbappe and Karim Benzema have had fantastic seasons in their own regard.
Mbappe has 27 goals and six assists in 28 appearances for PSG, while also scoring eight goals in a World Cup campaign that saw him take home the Golden Boot award.
Benzema, on the other hand, has 18 goals and five assists this season for Real Madrid.
Major League Soccer team Inter Miami have displayed interest in signing Lionel Messi, while also trying to bring his former teammate Sergio Busquets to the US.
“We want to bring the best players in the world to this football club.
Messi and Busquets are the two that stand out more in recent years,” he said.