DAVID BECKHAM is reportedly planning an ambitious plan to bring Lionel Messi to Inter Miami – along with three of his former Barcelona team-mates.
Beckham, 46, wants to “take MLS to another level” both on and off the pitch by signing four world stars over the next two years.
Mundo Deportivo claim the Manchester United legend is keen to recruit the backbone of Barcelona’s treble-winning side of 2014-15.
Inter Miami have been linked with Messi before and Beckham is keen to snap up the 34-year-old once his Paris Saint-Germain contract expires.
Messi’s current contract expires at the end of next season, although he has the option to stay for another year.
But Beckham is hoping to capitalize on this after Messi was mocked by PSG fans following the Champions League defeat to Real Madrid earlier this month.
Although the first step in Beckham’s elaborate plan is to sign Messi’s old Barca teammate Luis Suarez, 35, this summer.
Suarez’s contract at Atletico Madrid expires at the end of the current season and the former Liverpool man is unlikely to extend his stay in the Spanish capital.
Then Beckham hopes that both Messi and Sergio Busquets will join Suarez at the end of next season.
Busquets is out of contract at Barcelona in the summer of 2023 and Beckham is hoping to lure the 33-year-old midfielder to Miami to experience the final years of his career alongside Messi.
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And the last piece of Beckham’s puzzle is Jordi Alba, 33, – whose contract with Barcelona expires at the end of the 2024 season.
The quartet enjoyed great success together at Barca, all playing side by side for SIX years and winning the Champions League in 2015.
And while everyone is in the twilight of their careers, Beckham reportedly wants to build “a project” around them in Miami.
Beckham’s Inter Miami co-owner last month confirmed the club’s interest in the superstar.
Speaking on the possibility of a move, Jorge Mas said: “I think and David has a relationship with him if he leaves PSG we would love to see Lionel Messi as a player at Inter Miami, if he leaves he will be part of our community.
“Can it happen? Look, we’re going to push. I’m an optimist at heart. Could I imagine that? It is a possibility.”
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