Lionel Messi, the Inter Miami captain, has talked about what he normally does with an opponent’s swap shirt after collecting it on the pitch.
Messi’s jersey is arguably the most sought-after in the world.
Opponent players often try to swap shirts with Messi after games.
When asked if he decides which players he swaps jerseys with after games and what he does with the shirts after collecting it, Messi told Miami Herald ahead of Inter Miami’s Leagues Cup final with Nashville SC on Sunday, “I simply exchange with whoever happens to be there at that moment.
“I have had a chance to play against teams that had Argentine players and generally we swap shirts, but I also exchanged shirts with players in Europe, players who I knew from before, it’s always nice to change shirts with friends or players I know.
“I have them all saved in my house in Barcelona where I have all the important mementos of my career.”