David Beckham is reportedly in talks with Paris St Germain to get the French on-board as one of the investors in his new MLS franchise.
The former LA Galaxy, Manchester United, Real Madrid, AC Milan, and Paris St Germain midfielder is one of the celebrated players in the history of the game. His idea of getting back into the game is through the ownership of the club. He plans to start this venture by taking advantage of the agreement with MLS. Beckham is allowed to start a MLS franchise as part of the contract that he signed with the LA Galaxy in 2007.
The new franchise is set to be based in Miami, but it has come up against several opposition. The first and foremost opposition that Beckham will have to overcome is the location of the new stadium. Miami Beckham United is now ownership vehicle behind the start of the new MLS franchise and it is currently in discussions with Paris St Germain. Beckham last played for the French outfit and he holds a special relationship with the Qatari owners at the club. Their relationship in the new franchise is likely to be more than just funding. The new franchise is likely to be similar to the way Manchester City operate with the New York City FC franchise.
"As Miami Beckham United lays the groundwork for launching a world-class soccer club in Miami, our team has attracted interest from a number of potential partners.David Beckham, Simon Fuller and Marcelo Claure are evaluating these possibilities, with the goal of bringing additional resources and international expertise that draws players, staff and fans from around the world.t the same time, we are performing due diligence on our stadium site as we move toward finalising the acquisition of two privately held properties and a third county-owned parcel over the coming weeks," said a statement onMiami Beckham United’s official site.