- Cristiano Ronaldo is top of David Beckham's Inter Miami potential squad list
- The new Major League Soccer club are also looking at the Latin American market
- Radamel Falcao and Wayne Rooney are some top players on the club's radar
Former England and Manchester United star David Beckham has revealed some of the high profile players that will join his MLS club Inter Miami ahead of the club’s launch in 2020.
According to a UK Daily Mail report, some of the senior players expected to turn out in the new club’s pink kit include Beckham’s former Red Devils teammate, Cristiano Ronaldo.
The report noted that in 2020 the Portuguese will have less than 12 months on his present contract at Serie A champions Juventus and would be a good buy for Inter Miami even as 35.
Furthermore, the report claims that a bid for Ronaldo will amount to a record breaking deal in the MLS, but will favour all parties concerned as it has been seen after the Portuguese switch to Juve.
At the last count the Italian club have gained huge return on investment from sales of jersey.
Also in recent time the club’s social media presence have blossomed since Ronaldo’s summer switch from Real Madrid with reports suggesting that the Italian champions have sold out all their home and away matches of the new campaign.
In addition, Beckham is also expected to attract more quality additions with his extensive network of contacts going forward.
It remains to be seen if the likes of Zlatan Ibrahimovic will still be around in the MLS.
However, Beckham may have to bank on former teammate Wayne Rooney, who has had a decent performance since joining DC United and would turn 35 when Inter Miami will be officially launched.
On the other hand, it is expected that a large pool of the squad members will include mostly players from Central and South America. At the last census count in 2010, 70% of Miami’s population is Latino, while the same number speaks Spanish. And the club’s names, Club Internacional de Fútbol Miami already enjoy a link to the locals.
Equally, the city boost of a large number of Colombian population. But the likes of 29-year-old James Rodriguez alongside Radamel Falcao may no longer be commanding their present skills on the pitch.
Although the later did not enjoy the best of time at United, the forward has since returned to reckoning and at 34.
The Colombian captain Falcao has initially muted the idea to play Stateside and Miami seems like a perfect destination.
Similarly, some players plying their trade in the English topflight for instance, James Milner could likely make the switch to MLS after several years in north England.
At the last count, Beckham is likely to bring on some of the local talents from the city’s youth football scene and will boost the club’s relationship with their host community.
Hopefully, Inter Miami in the coming years is expected to rise to the status of the Los Blancos not in Spain, but on the South Beach of Miami.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously had reported that Luis Suarez believes Cristiano Ronaldo recent move from arch rivals Real Madrid to Serie A champions Juventus will enhance the performances of the Los Blancos during the 2018/19 campaign.
The 31-year old, unlike many plaudits, believes the exit of the five-time ballon d’ Or winner has actually played to the favour of Los Blancos.
According to Suarez, who has clashed with Ronaldo for several seasons in the famous El Classico battle, Real Madrid look a more solid team now that their attacking does not revolve around Ronaldo.
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