David Beckham dreams of a former Real Madrid star — foot11.com

To strengthen Inter Miami, his club in Major League Soccer, David Beckham continues to bet on former stars. The next name on his list would be Colombian player James Rodriguez.

David Beckham wants James Rodriguez

Last year, David Beckham announced his intention to recruit Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo. A project that did not succeed when the two stars settled down at PSG and Manchester United. But the English star has obviously not abandoned his project to make a new team of « Galactics » on the other side of the Atlantic.

According to information from the British tabloid The Sun, David Beckham would now have set his sights on James Rodriguez. The Colombian player, who notably had the heyday of AS Monaco, then Real Madrid and Bayern Munich could therefore bounce back in MLS. He is currently playing at Al-Rayyan Sports Club, a club in Qatar. The negotiations would have started between the two camps and the Colombian would have even been seen in Miami. The 30-year-old player attended an NBA game.

James Rodriguez soon on the other side of the Atlantic?  (iconsport)
James Rodriguez soon on the other side of the Atlantic? (iconsport)

James Rodriguez does not really feel comfortable in Qatar and had asked his agent to find him a way out. His last appearance with his club dates back to March 5 in the Qatar Cup. His contract runs until 2024.

The retirement of stars?

Inter Miami would offer a colossal salary of 7.5 million euros to James Rodriguez. Enough to make him the biggest salary in David Beckham’s team. Currently, Gonzalo Higuain is the highest paid at the American club with around 6.5 million euros per season. The latter is however no longer in the odor of holiness with current coach Phil Neville. If he signs, James Rodriguez will replace Rodolfo Pizzaro, who left for Monterrey earlier this year. The Colombian’s priority would however be to join Europe, but he is currently lacking offers.

The summer transfer window begins on July 7 in Major League Soccer. James Rodriguez’s case could therefore move forward very quickly. Above all, the club is now in a very bad position in the championship and needs to strengthen. Beyond his sporting performance, David Beckham undoubtedly sees the arrival of the Colombian as a very good marketing move, as the English newspaper points out. Indeed, Inter Miami can count on a very large number of fans from South America.

If Major League Soccer has long been seen as a retirement home for fading stars, the North American league is trying to gradually change its image. Don Garber, its president, recently exchanged harsh words with Neymar. He thus explained to the Brazilian that the MLS did not want to see the arrival of players at the end of their career who had come to offer themselves a golden retirement. Inter Miami now has several former players from Europe in its ranks, such as Kieran Gibbs and Gonzalo Higuain. Former PSG player Blaise Matuidi is no longer part of the squad. He was named the club’s ambassador earlier this year. David Beckham could therefore give the club a new direction with a star player.

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