David Beckham hopes to lure world's best players to Miami after securing Major League Soccer franchise
Posted: 30 January 2018 Time: 09:40
David Beckham believes he will be able to lure some of the world's biggest stars to Miami after finally securing his new Major League Soccer franchise.
The former Manchester United and England captain previously played in Major League Soccer after signing for Los Angeles Galaxy in 2007 in a deal which included the option to acquire an MLS expansion franchise at a discounted rate of $25m.
And, speaking at the official unveiling in Miami on Monday, Beckham told Press Association Sport: "People all want to see these players play. You talk about Cristiano (Ronaldo), you talk about Zlatan (Ibrahimovic), you talk about (Lionel) Messi. Realistically, can we afford to bring in players like that, who knows?
"We have a lot of experience and owners that are very powerful in many different areas and obviously have the expertise.
"Do we have the means to bring in these players? Yes of course we do, but do we want to bring young talented players from Miami into this team? Of course, that's our aim."