David Beckham looks set to trade the harsh London weather for sunny Florida. The rumors surrounding Beckham’s new venture have intensified exponentially over the last couple of months as he seems set on purchasing the rights to a new MLS franchise in Miami.
It would be the perfect city to host a new soccer franchise because of its large Hispanic community and its great weather. Miami is one of America’s most attractive cities and could easily host an MLS franchise sooner rather than later.
Beckham fell in love with MLS following his five-year stint with the L.A. Galaxy, and looks set to increase his immense wealth by investing in a new franchise. The ex-Manchester United, Real Madrid, AC Milan and Paris Saint-Germain winger has been backed by Miami-Dade officials, who approved the construction of a new stadium this week. MLS Commissioner Don Garber is also on board and is backing the project.
Beckham’s star power and Miami’s charm would be a match made in heaven, and he could without a doubt make this new franchise successful. The allure of the MLS grows bigger every year with high-profile names such as Thierry Henry, Juan Pablo Angel, Jermain Defoe, Robbie Keane, Alessandro Nesta, Carlo Cudicini, Marco Di Vaio and Alex all making the switch to America.
Beckham seems set on the idea of investing in MLS, and I believe that it is a decision he will not regret. Even in his retirement, he is the most marketable footballer in the world. He has the necessary business contacts in order to make this mouthwatering project work. Only time will tell if the investment is worth it, but it certainly looks like it is worth the risk.