Aiming high! David Beckham ‘reaches out to Lionel Messi over move to Inter Miami’ after it emerges he can leave for FREE at the end of the season
- Contact has been made about Lionel Messi going to the US, according to reports
- David Beckham is keen to make a statement of intent with his Inter Miami side
- The new club will launch in the MLS in March 2020 and Messi has been linked
- It emerged that Messi is able to leave Barcelona for free at the end of the season
David Beckham has reportedly ‘reached out’ to Barcelona forward Lionel Messi in a bid to see him become the star of his new Inter Miami side.
Beckham’s club will launch in the MLS from March 2020 and the former Manchester United and Real Madrid winger is looking to make a statement of intent in his first season.
And according to Barcelona Radio host Xavi Campos, contact has been made with Messi about a switch to the US, after it emerged he can walk away from Barcelona for FREE at the end of the 2019-20 season if he chooses.
Lionel Messi is being targeted by David Beckham for a move to the MLS, according to reports
Beckham is ready to launch his own club Inter Miami for the new MLS season in March 2020
Beckham has not been shy in setting out his dream transfer targets in the past after revealing earlier this year both Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo would be his preferred names to bring over to the MLS.
‘Everyone has their wish list,’ he said.
‘But if you look at the way Leo and Cristiano are still playing, even at what you might think is the later stage of their careers, I don’t see it ending for them.
‘They’re playing at such a high level that it’s hard to see them leaving the clubs they are at. But we will see. You never know what can happen in football.’
Cristiano Ronaldo is another name that Beckham has mentioned as he targets a franchise star
Beckham shakes hands with Messi before PSG’s home clash with Barcelona back in 2013
Messi has not featured so far this season as he continues to recover from an injury picked up before La Liga got underway.
But all the talk around the five-time Ballon d’Or winner has surrounded news of Barcelona’s decision to allow him to depart for free if he wishes to leave the club – such is their belief he will remain at the Nou Camp.
‘Messi signed until 2021. It was agreed that at the end of the penultimate season he is at liberty to leave for free,’ President Josep Bartomeu told Barca TV recently.
‘He has earned that freedom to decide his future, but he is very Cule and I am calm. Xavi, Iniesta and Puyol had the same clause.
‘We couldn’t give Messi a different clause, but I repeat, I am in no doubt he will stay for many years.’