Co-owner David Beckham is already drawing up plans for the new team in Major League Soccer – Inter Miami CF.
Beckham knows he will need to attract big crowds and one way to do that is to sign one of the biggest names in football.
Cristiano Ronaldo has only been part of the Juventus squad for two months but his future is always going to be under the spotlight. There have been speculations suggesting that Beckham is hoping to sweep Ronaldo to the MLS – a league where the 33-year-old claimed to avoid upon his retirement.
However, a final fanfare in America may be the perfect finale to a phenomenal career for CR7, the man who inherited Beckham’s No. 7 at Manchester United back in 2003.
The new MLS franchise will reportedly begin competing in 2020, meaning the Portuguese superstar would already be 35 by that point. Having said that, his age wouldn’t put off Miami from breaking the league transfer record to acquire his services.
Beckham might also be considering an outlandish attempt to reunite Ronaldo with his former Manchester United counterpart Wayne Rooney in Florida in hope that they would rekindle their partnership and score as many goals together as they once did at Old Trafford.
Having made the jump to MLS with DC United earlier this season, Rooney might prove to be an altogether more realistic prospect when Miami are eventually up and running.
It is believed Becks’ side will have a large number of Latin American players, with 70 per cent of the city made up of people from Central and South America, according to the 2010 census.
With a similar percentage of the city speaking Spanish, and the club’s full name Club Internacional de Futbol Miami, there is a strong hint that the club will look to recruit players that fit into that demographic.
Colombians Radamel Falcao and maybe even James Rodriguez could be targeted, with the city having a large population from that country and Falcao previously expressing a desire to play in the US.
Well done Becks! 👏