Beckham wants to Reunite Messi & other Barcelona ‘Sacred Cows’ at Inter Miami
Ex-Manchester United and England legend David Beckham has owned Inter Miami since their founding in January 2018 but a marquee name for the franchise topping current striker and captain Gonzalo Higuain has thus far eluded him
With their contracts winding down over the next couple of years, however, the club owner is reportedly planning to reunite as many of FC Barcelona's 2015 treble-winning 'sacred cows' as possible.
The biggest of all of course is the Catalans' greatest ever player in Lionel Messi. Before leaving for Paris Saint Germain last summer, the Argentine explained around the turn of 2021 while still a Barca player that he wished to head to the US one day.
"I would like to play in the United States and experience life and the league there," Messi confessed, and being booed by the Parc des Princes faithful in recent times following PSG's Champions League exit to Real Madrid will hardly make the seven-time Ballon d'Or winner wish to stick around any longer than June 30, 2023.
This is when his current deal expires with the Ligue 1 giants, after which he can potentially cross the Atlantic as a 35-year-old to ply his trade.
One of Messi's closest friends in football is Luis Suarez who becomes a free agent sooner on the same date this year. Falling down the pecking order at Atletico Madrid, the Uruguayan could rock up in Miami first before the ultimate reassembling of South Americans in a predominantly Spanish-speaking city 12 months later.
Beckham apparently plans to build a project around the players from 2023 onwards when Barca skipper Sergio Busquets can be acquired on a free as well. A year after, Jordi Alba can walk from the Camp Nou too and the feeling is that the quartet of 'sacred cows' as the Catalan media has referred to them in the past alongside Gerard Pique can raise the level of both Inter Miami and the MLS.
Pique might be interested in joining the cause at the same time Alba can up sticks, and all together these veterans are the main linchpins of one of FC Barcelona's greatest successes in the 2015 treble won under Luis Enrique - which also includes the Blaugrana's last Champions League triumph against Juventus in Berlin.