Beckham wants to sign Lionel Messi and his former Barca team-mates

David Beckham ‘wants to reunite Barcelona dream team of Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez, Jordi Alba and Sergio Busquets after the World Cup in Qatar to supercharge his Inter Miami franchise’

  • Beckham is looking to sign several high-profile players over the next two years
  • He has identified Messi, Luis Suarez, Jordi Alba and Sergio Busquets as targets
  • Those players are the backbone of Barcelona’s 2014-2015 treble winning team
  • The former England international says he wants to take MLS to another level

David Beckham is planning to bring Lionel Messi and three of his former Barcelona team-mates to Inter Miami after the World Cup in Qatar. 

Having created the Major League Soccer Franchise Inter Miami four years ago, Beckham is eager to take the American league to ‘another level’ on and off the pitch. 

He has identified Messi, Luis Suarez, Jordi Alba and Sergio Busquets as the four targets he would like to secure over the next two years.  

David Beckham says he has big plans for his Major League Soccer franchise Inter Miami

According to Mundo Deportivo, Beckham is eager to sign the four core players of Barcelona’s 2014-2015 treble winning team. 

The Spanish publication believes Suarez could be the first of Beckham’s targets to join Inter Miami as he is set to leave Atletico Madrid at the end of the season. 

The 35-year-old won the LaLiga title in his first season under Diego Simeone and scored 21 goals, but is now poised to walk away at the end of his second campaign. 

Beckham is looking to sign Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez, Jordi Alba and Sergio Busquets

Suarez (right) could be the first of Beckham’s targets to join Inter Miami as he is set to leave Atletico Madrid at the end of the season

Messi could be the second star to join the MLS franchise as he may look to leave Paris Saint-Germain after just one season in the French capital. Messi is said to ‘unhappy’ with the Ligue 1 side and considering a potential move.    

Beckham previously held talks with Messi about the Argentine star ending his career at Inter Miami. The talks reportedly took place when Messi purchased a $7million (£5m) apartment in the area. 

Inter Miami co-owner Jorge Mas previously said that the club were optimistic of signing Messi at the end of his two-year spell at PSG. 

Beckham previously (right) spoke to Messi (left) about ending his career at Inter Miami 

Alba (right) and Busquets could look to join the MLS franchise when their contracts expire

‘I am optimistic Messi will play in an Inter Miami shirt because I think it will complete the legacy of the greatest player in our generation and will meet with the ambitions of the owners of Inter Miami to build a world-class team,’ Mas told the Miami Herald. 

He added: ‘David and I have been working really hard, we have aspirations of bringing the best players here and Messi is a generational player, arguably the best player of all time.’ 

Meanwhile, Alba and Busquets could look to join the MLS franchise when their contracts at Barcelona expire. Alba will be out of contract in 2023, while Busquets will be out of contract in 2024.  

Alba will be out of contract in 2023, while Busquets (above) will be out of contract in 2024

Inter Miami have only just lifted themselves off the bottom of the Major League Soccer table  

Beckham believes the arrival of his four targets will help transform Inter Miami into title contenders – despite the fact his side have only just managed to lift themselves off the bottom of the table. 

Pressure had been mounting on Inter Miami manager Phil Neville after a dismal start to the season. The club hit rock bottom when the lost 5-0 to New England. The fans in the stadium even booed the players off the pitch. 

However, Indiana Vassilev’s 95th-minute header against Nashville lifted them off the foot of Major League Soccer table.




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