The MLS calendar is different from the rest of the world, as its season begins in late February or early March and ends in November. This situation means that players whose teams do not qualify for the playoffs have a long period of inactivity.
This case will be experienced by Lionel Messi, who failed to qualify with Inter Miami for the direct elimination round of the tournament and therefore will be without official activity for just over three months.
Given this, a return of Messi to Barcelona has begun to be rumored during that period so that he does not lose rhythm and can have a worthy farewell with the Blaugranas. At the moment, neither party has commented on the matter, but MLS footballers going to Europe during the league's rest period is something that has already happened in the past.
Next, we review the MLS footballers who were loaned to European football for a few months: