Inter Miami CEO David Beckham stands confident that the club will one day be able to haul in world-class players such as Neymar.
Inter Miami has already shown its pulling power in convincing notable players from Europe’s top five leagues to join Major League Soccer’s newest franchise. For one, Inter Miami shocked many last year when it announced the signing of Gonzalo Higuain, who had just ended his Juventus tenure.
Still, Beckham remains set on continuing to bring in the stars from Europe’s top five leagues over to South Beach. The former Paris Saint-Germain midfielder even wants the biggest names in the sport today, such as Neymar and Lionel Messi.
Beckham spoke to ESPN about how he plans to persuade such players to make the move to MLS.
“When we announced Miami, there was always going to be talk about what players we were going to bring in, whether it was Ronaldo, Messi, Neymar,” Beckham said. “There was always going to be those discussions. I actually don’t think it’s a tough one for players to decide, to be honest, because it’s a great place.
“Obviously, it’s a great city, I feel like we’ve got a great fan base, but I also understand there’s great talent in Miami and South Florida, and I think we have a real opportunity. Miami is a city that has that pull on players who have been playing in Europe that are big stars.”
Neymar is still in the midst of his prime years with PSG, so any such attempt from Beckham to sign the Brazilian to his club would surely need to be planned out years from now.
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