Former Real Madrid and AC Milan player, David Beckham has revealed his desire to have Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo join the MLS by signing for his club, Inter Miami one day.
In an interview speaking on his club’s plans for the future, the Inter Miami co-owner revealed that his franchise, who are about to embark on their second season as an MLS club, are keen to bolster their squad with new signings who are right for the club.
Inter Miami already have France World Cup winner Blaise Matuidi and ex-Real Madrid and Juventus striker Gonzalo Higuain in their team but Beckham is keen to attaining success in the MLS desires to sign Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.
“Without a doubt, those are the type of players that we aspire to bring to our club,” he said when asked about his interest in the duo at a fan event ahead of the 2021 MLS pre-season.
“I think that the fans would really appreciate that. But, as owners, we want players here that are driven, that want to win, and that’s our priority.
“With Blaise Matuidi and Gonzalo, these are players that we feel add to the glitz and the glamour of what the club is.
“Going forward, we also want to bring other players in if we have the opportunity to bring some great names in, you obviously mentioned Leo and Cristiano.
“They’ve been at the top of their game for the last 15 years because of hard work. [Former Manchester United manager] Sir Alex Ferguson was a master at it.
“He didn’t always bring in the best player in the world. He didn’t always bring in the top player. He bought the right player for the club. And I think that that’s the one thing that I take into our club, is the player has to be right.”
Out of Messi and Ronaldo, the former appears more attainable in the future considering the fact that Messi is due to be a free agent this summer.
The 33-year-old forward has just a few months left on his Barcelona contract and looks unlikely to renew, having been unable to leave before this season started.
Ronaldo has just under 16 months remaining on his current contract at Juventus, which is due to expire at the end of June 2022.