Beckham to purchase MLS franchise in Miami

Former England captain David Beckham is set to purchase an MLS expansion team, and has selected Miami as the market for his new club, reports Sky Sports.

Beckham announced the development on Wednesday at a news conference, which was also attended by MLS Commissioner Don Garber and Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez.

Beckham has been busy scouting possible stadium sites for his team, and is now on the hunt for investors to contribute towards start up costs, including ground construction and player purchases.

The former Manchester United and Real Madrid star said:  “This is an exciting time for myself, my family, my friends and partners, and something we are really looking forward to bringing to Miami.

“I wanted to create a team that we could start from scratch and I wanted to create a team that can be very personal.

“Everything I have done throughout my career has been very personal to me, the decisions I have made are all very personal.

“This is a big one but a very personal one, I want to make it my own team.

“Myself and my partners are very excited about this project. Miami is a vibrant city, a city with a lot of passion.

“There was a team here 10 years ago, which unfortunately folded. I know this city is ready for soccer this time around, I know this is going to be successful.

“We are going to make a soccer club that is going to be loved by millions of people.

“I’ve been lucky enough to have played with some of the best players and these players are sending me messages, calling me up, saying ‘OK, Miami, great. When is it happening and how can we get there?'”


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