After joining the MLS just last season, Inter Miami CF already has big goals as a team. A lackluster inaugural season saw the team fall in the first round of the playoffs. Despite the relatively poor showing in the 2020 season, co-owner David Beckham expressed his plans for a bigger future at the club.
In an interview with ESPN Beckham discussed his plans to bring international soccer stars to Miami.
“There was always going to be talk about what players we were going to bring in, whether it was Ronaldo, Messi, [or] Neymar.”David Beckham
Inter Miami isn’t new to star signings as they marked last season by bringing in Blaise Matuidi and Gonzalo Higuaín. Matuidi previously spent time at PSG and Juventus, two very established European powerhouses. Higuaín has a similar resume, perhaps most well known for his days at Real Madrid.
Beckham also backs Miami’s glitz and glamour as a key in attracting players of such caliber.
“Miami is a city that has that pull on players who have been playing in Europe that are big stars.”David Beckham
Potential new players aren’t the only hope for the team. Next season will see Phil Neville take the reigns as the new head coach. Neville was a long-time teammate of Beckham at Manchester United and joined United’s coaching staff as an assistant after his retirement in 2013.