David Beckham Targeting James Rodriguez As Inter Miami's First Marquee Signing
David Beckham wants James Rodriguez as his first big signing at Inter Miami.
Beckham's MLS franchise club had their first ever match in March and have assembled a full squad, but the former England captain is clearly keen on drafting in some superstars as the club's designated players.
According to Spanish publication eldesmarque, via Goal, Beckham sees Colombian international Rodriguez as the perfect fit and has been in touch with Real Madrid president and the man who signed him for Los Blancos, Florentino Perez, regarding his availability.
Real signed Rodriguez from Monaco for a whopping £63 million after a stunning 2014 World Cup which saw him finish as top scorer in Brazil.
An impressive first season was followed by disappointment and he was loaned out to Bayern Munich for two years in 2019, before returning to Los Blancos last summer.
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He's struggled to force his way back into Zinedine Zidane's starting XI and looks likely to leave the Spanish capital permanently given his contract is expiring in 2021.
And the 28-year old could be a fantastic marquee addition to Inter Miami, with Beckham keen on acquiring a high-profile Spanish-speaking player to satisfy the large Hispanic community within the city.
Inter's sporting director Paul McDonough appeared on the club's weekly show 'OnSide' to reveal they want to add "two elite players" to their ranks to help bring success on and off the pitch.
England legend Beckham apparently put a four-year offer and a sizeable salary on the table for Barcelona star Luis Suarez, while Inter have also been linked with footballing titans Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.
"Everyone has their wish list - everyone does!" Beckham told a group of reporters in March, via GOAL.
"But if you look at the way Leo and Cristiano are still playing, even at what you might think is the later stage of their careers, I don't see it ending for them.
"They're playing at such a high level that it's hard to see them leaving the clubs they are at. But we will see. You never know what can happen in football."