MIAMI: David Beckham’s tour of Miami-area stadiums has the city buzzing about the possibility the newly retired former England football star could be set to bring a Major League Soccer club to the area.
The 38-year-old former England captain, one of the most high-profile players to shuffle between football and celebrity, made his final home appearance for French Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain before heading into retirement last weekend.
He has been linked to a raft of future career possibilities, including buying a stake in an MLS club. An option to do so at a discount price came with the landmark deal that brought Beckham to the US league’s Los Angeles Galaxy for what proved to be a six-season stay.
The Herald reported that Beckham toured Sun Life Stadium—home of the NFL’s Miami Dolphins—on Saturday morning, and then visited Florida International University Stadium.
While at FIU, Beckham was met by Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez, the newspaper reported, adding that Beckham has been in Miami since mid-week, learning about the city with Marcelo Claure, the Bolivian billionaire owner of Brightstar Communications who tried unsuccessfully in 2009 to bring an MLS team to Miami.