Inter Miami, according to David Beckham, is capable of recruiting talents such as Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, and Neymar to the MLS.
Despite being formed just three years ago, the club already has several well-known European footballers on its roster, including former Juventus duo Blaise Matuidi and Gonzalo Higuain.
Beckham believes it would not be difficult for Inter Miami to add to their growing contingent of former European players, and that the allure of playing in a city like Miami might see the likes of Ronaldo, Messi, and Neymar making the transition to MLS at some point.
“There was still going to talk about what players we were going to bring in when we revealed Miami, whether it was Ronaldo, Messi, or Neymar,” he told ESPN.
“There will still be such debates. To be truthful, I don’t think it’s a difficult decision for players to make because it’s a fantastic place.”
Despite acknowledging that he hopes to draw more European stars to the club, Beckham was keen to emphasize Inter Miami’s ongoing dedication to scouting local talent.
“It’s a beautiful place, and I think we have a great fan base,” he said. “But I also realize there’s great talent in Miami and South Florida, and I think we have a real chance.” “Miami has a tug on players who have been playing in Europe and are big stars.”
Phil Neville, Beckham’s former Manchester United teammate, was officially named as the new Inter Miami boss, following the club’s decision to part ways with Diego Alonso.
When asked what Neville would add to his first managerial job in the men’s game, he spoke highly of him, saying his pedigree and expertise may be crucial to the club’s progression.
“[Neville] is the kind of coach who gets the most out of his team,” he added. “He can not only deal with the [Designated Players], but also with the young kids who have gone through the academies.” When we were younger, he was a member of one of the best academies in the game at Manchester United, where he worked with various coaches.