Former England and Manchester United midfielder David Beckham is expected to win approval in his bid to own a club in Miami.
The ex-Real Madrid star bid was taken up by the Major League Soccer (MLS) board of governors but has yet to get the final nod but MLS Commissioner, Don Garber has express confidence in Beckham’s bid and hope to celebrate with the English man on his ownership of a new club in Miami pending the resolution of a some issues.
Our board said, ‘hey, we’re ready to go if you can resolve those issues’,” Garber said.
Garba further reiterated that everything is falling into place in Beckham’s favour to win the approval, siting the plans for a new stadium alongside the financial backing with partner Todd Boehly, a part-owner of Major League Baseball’s Los Angeles Dodgers.
MLS has long desired to expand into Miami and believes that changes in the market coupled with Beckham’s backing offer the recipe to success, despite past failures of soccer franchises in south Florida.