David Beckham, a co-owner of Inter Miami, has previously addressed the prospect of signing Lionel Messi as rumors about the Argentinean’s future at the club level continue to spread.
David Beckham, a football legend and co-owner of Inter Miami, may be set to make one of the boldest signings in recent memory as his goal of signing Lionel Messi gets closer.
Although the club is eager to extend his contract, Messi’s agreement with the French powerhouses expires at the conclusion of the current season.
David Beckham, a co-owner of Inter Miami, is apparently actively involved in the effort to persuade Messi to accept the offer.
Given that he frequents the city on family trips and is rumored to own property there, Messi is undoubtedly a lover of Miami as a destination.
What, though, has Beckham stated regarding the prospective transfer? He has certainly made no secret of the fact that he wants Messi to wear the pink jersey of his team.
“I’ve always stated that I want the best players in our club and playing in our shirts because there’s a certain expectation,” Beckham said in February when asked about signing Messi.
“Unfortunately, it can occasionally be detrimental. However, it’s generally a good thing. People kept telling me that this player, that man, [Cristiano] Ronaldo, and Messi were coming when I originally began this endeavor.
Whether it’s with the young boys or the big stars, we need to win in the end. More than having stars on the team, our supporters will be even happier to watch new players emerge from our program and win the MLS Cup.”
It hasn’t exactly worked out that way, as Miami finished the season sixth in the Eastern Conference with an equal number of victories and losses.
Because of this, it seems the strategy is to try to bring in some big-name players to boost morale, and who better to do that than a seven-time Ballon d’Or winner?
The Times reports that in order to sweeten the deal, the club will also try to sign Luis Suarez and Cesc Fabregas, two of Messi’s former Barcelona teammates.
In order to get ready for the World Cup in Qatar, Suarez recently spent a brief period of time with Nacional in his native Uruguay, while Fabregas plays for Como in the Italian second division.
With a spectacular goal against Mexico, Messi, a seven-time Ballon d’Or winner, tied Diego Maradona for the most World Cup goals with eight.
In his pursuit of the one title that has so far eluded him, he has now scored in four separate World Cups.