David Beckham just doesn't stop, does he? His life as a footballer may well be in the past, but 'Brand Beckham' appears to be growing with each passing day.
The former Manchester United and Real Madrid midfielder recently set his sights on becoming the owner of an MLS team.
Beckham, of course, starred in the US during the latter stages of his career and enjoyed a prominent spell with LA Galaxy.
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Now, then, it appears that he has taken one step closer to taking over his own franchise in the US.
As reported by The Guardian, the former England captain, who racked up 115 international caps during a remarkable career for the Three Lions, purchased an area of land for a stadium site.
Dream coming true
The ownership group revealed in a statement: “The acquisitions open the door to MBU’s purchase of adjacent land required for development, now controlled by Miami-Dade County, at fair market value.”
Marcelo Claure, the chief executive officer of the telecommunications group Sprint, insisted that the group are coming closer to realising their dream. He stated: "David, Simon, Tim and I have never been closer to realising our dream of fielding a soccer club that makes Miami proud.
“We have the right site, the right ownership group and a loyal base of fans counting down the days until our first match. We’re all in on Overtown, and we couldn’t be more excited about moving forward with plans to deliver the most responsible stadium in Miami history.”
Here are the main details behind the latest developments:
- Miami Beckham United is the ownership group looking to purchase an MLS team.
- The group is made up of David Beckham, his agent, Simon Fuller, and businessmen Marcelo Claure and Tim Leiweke.
- The site was purchased on Thursday and is within walking distance of downtown Miami.
- It's close to the Miami Beach area and will be easy to access by rail and metro.
- They now need City and County approval for its development plans.
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