David Beckham promises a ‘great opportunity’ for Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo during his MLS franchise Inter Miami while opening the door to signing the two stars in the future
- David Beckham’s MLS franchise Inter Miami is playing their first game this Sunday
- The prospect is that Messi and Ronaldo might one day come to them
- Beckham said that Miami could offer the couple “great opportunities” in the future
- Inter Miami travels to Los Angeles FC on Sunday in their first competition program
David Beckham believes his Major League Soccer franchise Inter Miami has a “great opportunity” to sign Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo in the coming years.
The new franchise is preparing for the first season in MLS, starting with a trip to Los Angeles FC on Sunday.
And Beckham did nothing to dampen excited speculation that Messi and Ronaldo, generally regarded as the two best players in the world, could ever stand in line for the club.
David Beckham has promised Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo ‘big chances’ during his Major League Soccer franchise Inter Miami
Barcelona star Messi is connected to the Miami club when he decides to leave Spain
Cristiano Ronaldo, 35, of Juventus could possibly also end his career at Inter Miami
“Well you know, we have great opportunities in Miami,” Beckham said The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday.
“We have been contacted by many different players because they may have joined the team.
“As with any owner, you really want the best players and if we get the chance to bring in players like Cristiano or Leo, I have so much admiration for them as athletes, if we can bring those players great.”
The former captain of England added: “But we have a great schedule right now. Young players, a few experienced players too, but many young players who are just ready to play.
David Beckham poses with the players and staff at Inter Miami during a photo shoot
The former English captain talks to goalkeeper Luis Robles on the training field
“One of the things I learned from Alex Ferguson … he turned to me and said that whoever you bring in, they must be suitable for the club.
‘It’s not about the biggest name or personality, it’s about who fits the players best.
‘We will do that. But as I said, if you want to bring in these players, we have a great opportunity. “
Ronaldo is 35, but shows few signs of delay after scoring 25 times in 31 games for Juventus so far this season.
Messi, 32, is also enjoying another excellent season for Barcelona, with 23 goals and 16 assists chasing silverware in La Liga and the Champions League.
Beckham investigates the training complex while walking along the field in Fort Lauderdale
Beckham addresses the media prior to the opening game against Los Angeles FC on Sunday