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’.
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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