David Beckham's MLS project is beginning to gain some serious momentum.
The former Manchester United and Real Madrid star is fronting the the move to bring a franchise to Miami in 2015, and having recently revealed mock ups of the stadium to be built in the Florida city, Beckham and his team have been in Florida this week to seek funds for it.
While there he spoke to the media about his ambitions for the franchise and revealed that the pull of playing in Miami is enticing a number of big names to head stateside:
"I know the number of phone calls I've had already from players that are playing, players I've played with, players they want to live here and play here.
"Miami is so popular with a lot of big soccer players, so I know that they love the idea of coming here," explained the 38-year old.
Having played for Manchester United, Real Madrid, AC Milan, PSG, LA Galaxy, and England during his illustrious career that certainly leaves a lot of high profile players who could be in line for a move to the Florida city in the future.
Reports in the recent passed have also linked the likes of Barcelona pair Xavi and Lionel Messi to one day turn out for the as yet unnamed franchise, and Beckham is clearly thinking big when it comes to his latest venture:
"We are going to have a winning team, and not just the eyes of American will be on this team, but the eyes of the world," he told the Miami Herald.
Whether any of these big names do eventually sign on the dotted line obviously remains to be seen but one thing is for certain, David Beckham certainly has the connections to make it possible.