Inter Milan owner David Beckham is reportedly plotting his next blockbuster move at the DRV PNK Stadium.
The former Manchester United and England midfielder has played a big part in Miami's pull to bring Lionel Messi, Jordi Alba and Sergio Busquets to the Major League Soccer. The ex-Barcelona trio moved to Miami last summer and helped the club win their first ever trophy with the Leagues Cup.
Miami's disappointing finish in the MLS this year means Beckham is already planning to see an improvement under Gerardo Martino in 2024. And according to reports, David de Gea could be the next big name to move to Florida.
According to The Sun, the Spanish goalkeeper has emerged as a shock target following his release from Manchester United in June. The report states that a move to Florida 'holds some appeal' to De Gea - who at 33 will be hoping to land one final big contract.
However, unlike the majority of leagues in football, MLS rules limit how clubs work in the transfer window. Miami currently have three Designated Player slots occupied, by Messi, Busquets and Leandro Campana, meaning they will have to free-up one.
It remains to be seen whether Beckham and Miami will be successful in convincing De Gea to move to the United States. Their chances could have increased in recent days following reports the goalkeeper had turned down the chance to move to Saudi Arabia.
It's claimed that a £500,000-per-week move to reunite with Cristiano Ronaldo has been snubbed, leaving the door open to link up with Messi.
A move for De Gea would align with Beckham's ambition to make his American project as big as the New York Yankees. In the summer, the Miami co-owner spoke highly of his aims to bring success in an interview with The Athletic.
"I said, ‘What I want is the New York Yankees’,” Beckham told The Athletic. “Whether you’re a baseball fan, whether you’re a fan of the Yankees, whether you love New York, I want to create a brand like they have.
“You see the Yankees hat and straight away you know what it is. I want people walking around in our baseball caps knowing that’s a Miami cap, that’s a Miami brand. (That) even if you’re not a soccer fan, you want to wear the jersey and the cap.”