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One for the soccer fans today, as Lionel Messi causes a huge jump in AppleTv and MLS subscriptions. 110,000 to be exact, on Messi’s first outing with Inter Miami. We think this news might have a significant impact on APPL shares and the company’s future outlook.

What You Need To Know

In June 2023, Argentine soccer superstar Lionel Messi signed a two-year contract with Inter Miami CF. Hot off the heels of the Football World Cup, where he captained his country to come out on top, Messi’s popularity has reached a zenith. With 485 million followers, his Instagram is the third most followed account on the platform. He is widely considered the best player in the world, if not all time. And with only a few years left before retirement, supporters are lapping every second they can get.

Fans the world over were therefore exceptionally excited to see where Messi would go next. Inter Miami won the day. The team are a part of Major League Soccer (MLS), the sport’s highest league in the USA – and they’re hoping that Messi’s $300 million contract (per year) can revolutionise the club.

But they are not the only one’s who plan to profit from the transfer.

Our Story On Messi and APPL Shares

Apple (APPL) will also profit from Messi, because they provide coverage of MLS through AppleTv. Fans across the globe can pay $25 per season (if you’re an AppleTv subscriber) for the privilege of watching who many call the greatest of all time.

 110,000 signed up on the first day of the season alone.  

Final Thoughts

Soccer is the world’s biggest sport.  The season is only just beginning. AppleTv are currently the underdogs of streaming services, but can Messi have a part to play in changing that?

We think it’s a step in the right direction for AppleTv, as MLS will act as a kind gateway drug to the wider movies, TV shows and documentaries on the service.

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