David Beckham is planning an audacious attempt to bring Lionel Messi to the MLS as part of his Inter Miami franchise, according to reports
David Beckham’s new team will make their debut in the MLS in 2020, and the former England international is understood to want to bring in one of the world’s top players as a marquee signing.
The club has yet to settle on a home for its stadium and is awaiting the results of a referendum in November to approve its location.
The Daily Mail reports that MLS executives are confident Beckham will look to sign Lionel Messi from Barcelona.
The five-team Ballon d’Or winner is contracted to Barca until the end of the 2020-21 campaign, but will be 33 when Inter Miami come into existence.
Messi has spent his entire career to date with Barcelona, scoring 556 goals in 642 appearances for the club.