David Beckham makes Luis Suarez offer to join Inter Miami for debut MLS season
This is never going to happen. But then again David Beckham is extremely handsome, so who knows? That can be very persuasive sometimes.
Inter Miami, the newest expansion team of the MLS owned by a business consortium headed by David Beckham, is all set to join the league in 2020.
As a result, they have already been eyeing up potential franchise players to kick things off with a bang, with Barcelona striker Luis Suarez reportedly the first to receive a sizeable offer from the club.
Well, you might as well aim high, surely? Even if you are going to end up with Ross McCormack and a 53-year-old Andrea Silenzi leading the line away at Minnesota United in your very first game.
According to Catalunya Radio, Beckham and his 'Club Internacional de Fútbol Miami', as they like to call themselves, have made an offer to Suarez to try and lure him away from La Liga by the time they enter the league.
It's a four-year contract at a presumably hefty salary, which, given the fact that Suarez will be 33 by the time the deal starts, is "more than interesting".
#GOSSIP 🎙️ @xavicampos:
🔊 "David Beckham vol fitxar Luis Suárez pel seu equip de la MLS, l'Inter Miami. Li ha fet una proposta perquè marxi l'any que ve"
🔊 "De moment, Suárez no ha dit que no. L'oferta és de quatre anys i les xifres, més que interessants"#ClubMitjanit pic.twitter.com/lY4mBe49rw
— El club de la mitjanit (@ClubMitjanit) June 3, 2019
Unsurprisingly, however, the Uruguayan international has turned it down for the time being. Whether that could all change by January of next season, with Barcelona rumoured to be looking to a sign a new long-term number 9 this summer or next, remains to be seen.
It certainly wouldn't be a bad decision to go and see out his career in sunny Florida, whilst also desperately trying to stop himself from biting random passers-by on the world-class beaches of Miami, that's for sure.
And given that Zlatan Ibrahimovic, currently at LA Galaxy, Beckham's former team, is still doing things like this, it can't be that bad. Bradley Wright-Phillips has scored 107 goals over there. Bradley Wright-Phillips! The not very good one of the Wright-Phillips brothers!
Although they do still call a clean sheet a 'shutout'. They need to stop doing that. Have a word please, Becks. That just can't continue.