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David Beckham’s next course could be a player to a club owner in MLS.
From player to club owner.
That could be the path where David Beckham is headed to after he set a visit to Miami this week.
The move was seen as the former England captain’s intention in owning a new Major League Soccer (MLS) squad.
Beckham, who played for L.A. Galaxy in the MLS, has an option to create a new franchise in the North American league.
He will be in the Florida city to explore possibilities even though the exact location is still unclear, according to former Miami mayor Manny Diaz.
“Yes, he is coming. My understanding is that it’s very exploratory at this stage,” said Diaz, who took part in the last time a Miami-based MLS team was under discussion in 2009.
Then, Spanish giants Barcelona, together with Miami-based Bolivian billionaire Marcelo Claure, tried to start a team but the project was called off due to “adverse market conditions”.
Beckham, 38, announced his retirement from football this month and has long dreamed of owning an MLS outfit.