Reports from Spain state that David Beckham has reached out to Lionel Messi about joining Inter Miami CF.
Ahead of their arrival into Major League Soccer in 2020, Beckham’s Miami franchise have been linked with several big name signings, including Cristiano Ronaldo, Edinson Cavani, Luis Suarez and Antoine Griezmann to name just a few.
Beckham previously stated he wants to bring Messi and Ronaldo to his new franchise and refused to rule out the possibility of signing Messi when asked about in March.
Messi, 32, has played for Barcelona his entire career but according to reports from Radio Cataluyna, Beckham has opened up talks with Messi’s representatives and there is a huge financial package on the table for Messi to come to MLS.
Per the report, Barcelona are monitoring the situation and the interest seems to be very serious as Messi is said to have a yearly exit clause in his contract.
Messi has never really come close to leaving Barcelona, as Manchester City were linked heavily with him when Pep Guardiola took over but the Argentine superstar has never really shown any desire to leave his adopted home.
After arriving in Barcelona from Argentina at the age of 13, Messi’s entire family is settled and this would be a shock move.
Can we see it happening? Of course. Will it happen anytime soon? Probably not.
Messi’s talents are so magical that he could continue to play in La Liga until the age of 36 or 37 and still rip it up each and every week.
It is only then that he would consider heading to MLS. Could we see Messi and Ronaldo linking up for Inter Miami CF five years from now?
Stranger things have happened, and given their recent warmness towards one another at the FIFA Best awards, it would be quite incredible to see two of the greatest players of all-time who battled against one another for close to two decades finally play on the same team.
We know Beckham has big plans for Inter Miami CF, but making those plans a reality will be tough. He’s found that with the stadium deal in Miami, but once the team is up and running it will not be that tough to attract the world’s best players to South Florida.