As David Beckham confirmed his plan to set up a Major League Soccer team in Miami, the former England captain dangled the prospect of superstars joining the new Florida franchise.
“Who wouldn’t want to play in Miami, live in Miami?” Beckham said of the players who are apparently already clamouring to become part of the 22nd and newest franchise in MLS.
“I’m getting messages saying, ‘When’s it happening? When can we get there?’ I know this city is ready for football.”
David Beckham is a household name throughout the world of football and will no doubt have a number of contacts. He claims that a number of players have already contacted him about the opportunity. Older stars will no doubt look upon this chance to continue their career and will look to join their ex international in Miami.
This could be what the Major League Soccer has been waiting for, in recent years the league has already began growing with the mark key signings of Clint Dempsey, Robbie Keane and Thierry Henry.
Such signings have brought a huge amount of media coverage to the league, with the recent confirmation of David Beckham's vision will only bring more.
Due to the huge reputation Beckham has built over the years with huge European clubs such as Manchester united, Real Madrid and so on there is no doubt that a number of young and old footballing stars would relish the chance to thrive under the 38-year-old.
In the past few years Major League Soccer has been seen as a place for old players to play out their last few seasons, but with the arrival of a household name to the league, a number of younger players would see an opportunity to relish the playing career in a foreign country.
Many young footballers look down upon the league but with the links between Beckham and a number of different European clubs, he will grant young footballers the opportunity they need to make a pathway into the footballing world.
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