David Beckham insists Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Neymar will be drawn to Inter Miami

David Beckham insists Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Neymar will be attracted by a move to Inter Miami ‘because it’s a great place’ as MLS club’s co-founder targets ‘big star’ signings in the future

  • David Beckham believes he can attract the world’s biggest stars to Inter Miami
  • Inter Miami co-founder wants to bring Ronaldo, Messi and Neymar to the MLS
  • The newly-founded club made their MLS debut last year and finished 10th
  • Inter Miami are looking to recruit Ryan Shawcross and Kieran Gibbs to the club

David Beckham is confident that he can attract superstar players like Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi to join him at MLS franchise Inter Miami.

The Manchester United and Real Madrid icon is in the midst of building the Florida club from the ground up but is already ambitious with the calibre of player that he wants to bring in.

Inter Miami, who finished 10th in their debut MLS campaign last year, have already attracted the likes of Gonzalo Higuain and Blaise Matuidi to the team, while Ryan Shawcross and Kieran Gibbs have been linked with moves.

And with former United team-mate and ex-Lionesses boss Phil Neville now leading the team, Beckham believes the world’s best players would have an easy choice in joining his cause.

‘When we announced Miami, there was always going to be talk about what players we were going to bring in, whether it was Ronaldo, Messi, Neymar,’ Beckham told ESPN

‘There was always going to be those discussions. I actually don’t think it’s a tough one for players to decide, to be honest, because it’s a great place.’ 

The Inter Miami co-founder believes the world’s biggest stars would want to join the MLS club

‘Obviously, it’s a great city, I feel like we’ve got a great fan base, but I also understand there’s great talent in Miami and South Florida, and I think we have a real opportunity.

‘Miami is a city that has that pull on players who have been playing in Europe that are big stars.’

Beckham is also confident that Neville, who he appointed as manager in January, will get the best of the squad’s current crop of players, as they prepare for the start of their second season as a club.

‘[Neville] is the kind of coach that will get the best out of the players,’ Beckham added. 

Beckham appointed former Manchester United team-mate Phil Neville as boss in January

Beckham appointed former Manchester United team-mate Phil Neville as boss in January

‘He won’t just work with the [designated players], he works with the young kids that have come through the academies.

‘His experience being a part of one of the best academies in the game at Manchester United when we were growing up, working with different coaches.

‘He was David Moyes’ assistant at Manchester United, he was an assistant coach at Valencia, and then obviously he went on to be the coach of the England women’s national team, which was a great experience, but also challenging at times.’

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