Beckham to Visit Miami in Quest for MLS Team Ownership

Beckham to Visit Miami in Quest for MLS Team Ownership

MIAMI (Reuters) – Former England captain David Beckham will visit Miami this week as he steps up his interest in owning a new Major League Soccer (MLS) team.

As reported in Sports Illustrated: 

The former England captain’s contract with MLS, signed when he joined the L.A. Galaxy in 2007, included an option to purchase an ‘expansion franchise’.

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Beckham’s option, which would allow him to create a new franchise for a fee understood to be $25 million, well below the recent entry fees to the league for other expansion clubs, explicitly rules out New York City as a location for an eventual new team.

While Beckham has always indicated he would use the option, a spokesman for Beckham told Reuters that it was “early days” regarding any post-retirement plans for the player.

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