Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the names former British soccer great David Beckham wants for his new Miami MLS team and he is ready to make an offer that would take the Portuguese star to the Sunshine State in three-years’ time.
As one of the most recognizable names in the soccer world, Ronaldo is exactly what Beckham needs to make his team more marketable.
David Beckham wants to make Cristiano Ronaldo his first superstar signing for his Miami club in the MLS. (The Sun) pic.twitter.com/4jpdZaJIMP
— WeAreMadrid10 (@WeAreMadrid10) February 17, 2014
Earlier this month David Beckham confirmed that he is planning to “build a global team”, Miami Golden Balls, after buying the Major League Soccer franchise in the southern Florida city.
Currently Cristiano Ronaldo plays in La Liga for the Real Madrid club and has been tearing it up this season, holding the top scoring position with 22 goals and recently scoring to complete the unusual record of having done so in each minute of a soccer game.
Cristiano Ronaldo Would Be Perfect Addition to David Beckham’s MLS Team http://t.co/5K2qluehXf
— David Beckham (@BeckhamUpdate) February 17, 2014
According to the British publication The Sun, the 29-year-old recent Ballon d’Or winner has made it no secret that he wants to end his career in the US.
The former England captain would like nothing better than to sign a huge name like Cristiano Ronaldo for his new team.
“There is a lot of time left, we’re talking about 2017, but this clearly proves Beckham’s ambitions for his new franchise.” an MLS source tells The Sun.
However, it is unclear how things would work exactly as Cristiano Ronaldo recently renewed his contract for 18 million Euros through June of 2018. The record breaking deal makes him the best paid soccer player in the world.
David Beckham surely has a lot of money, but since Ronaldo is bound by his contract for a year and a half after the Miami Golden Balls debuts, it is unlikely that a transfer will happen.
Of course, Cristiano Ronaldo’s name alone would add to the reputation of the new team and boost attendance and television ratings in one breath.
If the deal happens, Ronaldo will make the move from Real Madrid to MLS at about the same time Beckham did his when he joined the Los Angeles Galaxy after leaving Real and would continue to follow in the British great’s footsteps.
The striker is currently serving a three game suspension, after being ejected from a Real Madrid game against Athletic de Bilbao.
Cristiano Ronaldo led his team to victory to reach the Copa del Rey finals against Real Madrid’s arch rivals, Barcelona and Lionel Messi, which will be played on April 18.