By Josh Fordham
11th September 2019,
David Beckham has reportedly made contact with Lionel Messi over a move to his new MLS franchise.
Inter Miami are entering Major League Soccer in 2020 and are building a squad to take on the best the league has to offer.
Barcelona-based Catalunya Radio claim Beckham has reached out to Messi with a ‘huge deal’ to be the face of the new franchise.
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The radio station claim the Argentina international’s advisers have quoted huge demands, which may not be feasible for Inter Miami.
If Beckham can convince Messi to sign it would be a huge coup for the club and MLS.
Any move would appear unlikely, however, with LaLiga’s all-time record goalscorer a committed one club man.
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Barca president Josep Bartomeu played down the chances of the club’s superstar leaving in the summer.
He said: “I doubt he’d want to play for another club, but he has earned liberty over his future.
“He’s a big Barca fan and I have no doubt he’ll want to continue until 2021 and we hope another year too.”