David Beckham: At Inter Miami Antoine Griezmann Would Be Welcome

Atletico Madrid star Antoine Griezmann has expressed his wish to play for David Beckham’s MLS expansion club on many occasions over the past few months, and Beckham has definitely cleared that he is bringing the world champion to South Florida.

Inter Miami, Beckham’s team, won the voters’ approval on Tuesday evening to move forward with plans to build a football-specific stadium. Then the global icon touched on several topics relating to his MLS franchise, including repeated interest Griezmann of playing in Miami. “It is always nice to have good players come and play for our team,” said Beckham. “He is a big player. I’m a fan of him, he’s a fan of me, so maybe one day he wants to grace the building in Miami and that’s what we want.”

Griezmann is apparently not the only player who is fascinated by southern Florida sunshine and glamor. Beckham added that players from all over the world continue to reach him to ask questions and share their hopes of matching Inter Miami.

“Of course I’ve had many players who contact me and not just because they want to play for the team,” said Beckham. “They want to live in a big city, they want to live in a city that’s alive, it’s exciting, it’s really something, and it’s already something. It’s exciting for people.” Inter Miami will start playing in MLS by 2020, and it must sign the main coach and build a roster before then. Club owner Jorge Mas told ESPN FC Tuesday that he wants a head coach in place next summer, and the effort to identify that person as well as players is already underway. “We already have a short list of coaches, by players, so we put together teams for the next 6-9 months,” Mas said.