David Beckham has some hugely ambitious plans for his MLS franchise.
Reports from Spain state that David Beckham has reached out to Lionel Messi about joining Inter Miami.
The franchise will launch in March 2020, and while it would seem difficult for Beckham to bring in the big stars immediately, he will hope to ensure that his club are competitive and have the big names to bring in the crowds sooner rather than later.
Another week, another superstar soccer player rumored to be in talks with the Englishman about joining his new-owned team, who have already been linked with several big name signings, including Cristiano Ronaldo, Edinson Cavani, Luis Suarez and Antoine Griezmann to name just a few.
But it was the news that Lionel Messi could leave Barcelona on a free transfer next summer that put the football world on high alert. It goes without saying then, that there is a growing acceptance that Messi will depart Barca one day and the sense of concern about his future is growing all the time. There is a clause in the 32-year-old’s contract that will allow him to leave as a free agent at the end of the season.
The Argentine has tried to allay those fears, at the same time mentioning how he wants to be part of a team with a winning culture. He also reiterated his desire to win the Champions League, a competition in which Barcelona have come up short for the last four years.
Beckham will reportedly try to use the situation in his advance, as has tentatively touted the prospect of signing the superstar for his new MLS outfit, Inter Miami. Radio Catalunya claims that that the England legend has reached out to Messi’s representatives to see if he would be interested. The Sun even adds that he has sent his fixer Paul McDonough to London to hold talks with Messi’s father Jorge, who acts as the Barcelona star’s advisor.
The same newspaper notes that Miami has plenty of Hispanic football supporters, which would appeal to the Barcelona star, and its location would allow him to visit Argentina more easily.
To make it all the more appealing to the five-time Ballon d’Or winner, Inter Miami will reportedly offer to “share” him in the same way Beckham was allowed to play for AC Milan during the Serie A season while under contract with LA Galaxy.