David Beckham promises a ‘great opportunity’ for Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo at his MLS franchise Inter Miami as he opens the door to signing the two stars in the future
- David Beckham’s MLS franchise Inter Miami play their first match this Sunday
- Prospect has been raised that Messi and Ronaldo could one day join them
- Beckham said that Miami could offer the pair ‘great opportunities’ in the future
- Inter Miami travel to Los Angeles FC in their first league fixture on Sunday
David Beckham believes his Major League Soccer franchise Inter Miami have a ‘great opportunity’ to sign Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo in the years to come.
The new franchise is preparing for its maiden season in MLS, beginning with a trip to Los Angeles FC on Sunday.
And Beckham did nothing to dampen excited speculation that Messi and Ronaldo, widely considered as the world’s two best players, could one day line up for the club.
David Beckham has promised Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo ‘great opportunities’ at his Major League Soccer franchise Inter Miami
Barcelona star Messi has been linked with the Miami club should he decide to leave Spain
Cristiano Ronaldo, 35, of Juventus could also potentially end his career at Inter Miami
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‘Well you know what, we’ve got great opportunities down in Miami,’ Beckham said on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday.
‘We’ve been contacted by a lot of different players over possibly coming to join the team.
‘As with any owner, you really want the best players and if we have the opportunity to bring in players like Cristiano or Leo, I have such admiration for them as athletes, if we could bring those players in then great.’
The former England captain added: ‘But at the moment, we have a great roster. Young players, a couple of experienced players too, but a lot of young players who are just ready to play.
David Beckham poses with the players and staff at Inter Miami during a photoshoot
The former England captain talks with goalkeeper Luis Robles on the training ground
‘One of the things I learned from Alex Ferguson… he turned around to me and said whoever you bring in, they have to be the right fit for the club.
‘It’s not about the biggest name or personality, it’s about who fits in best with the players.
‘That’s what we’ll do. But, like I said, as an owner if you want to bring these players in then we have a great opportunity.’
Ronaldo is 35 but is showing few signs of slowing down after scoring 25 times in 31 appearances for Juventus so far this season.
Messi, 32, is also enjoying another excellent season for Barcelona, with 23 goals and 16 assists as they chase silverware in La Liga and the Champions League.
Beckham surveys the training complex as he walks along the pitch at Fort Lauderdale
Beckham addresses the media ahead of the opening game against Los Angeles FC on Sunday
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