David Beckham wants likes of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo to sign for Inter Miami

David Beckham on the possibility of signing Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo: "I think that the fans would really appreciate that. But, you know, as owners, we want players here that are driven, that want to win, and that's our priority"

Inter Miami, part-owned by David Beckham, finished 10th in the MLS Eastern Conference last season 1:01
Inter Miami co-owner David Beckham says his ultimate goal is to bring players such as Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo to the club

David Beckham has said his ultimate goal is to bring players of the calibre of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo to Inter Miami.

Inter co-owner Beckham was speaking at a fan event at the weekend ahead of the MLS pre-season.

Asked if he has any interest in signing Messi or Ronaldo - two players who have shown some interest in playing in MLS as their careers wind down - Beckham said: "Without a doubt, those are the type of players that we aspire to bring to our club.

"I think that the fans would really appreciate that. But, you know, as owners, we want players here that are driven, that want to win, and that's our priority.

"With [current players] Blaise Matuidi and Gonzalo (Higuain), these are players that we feel add to the glitz and the glamour of what the club is.

PA - Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi shake hands before Portugal vs Argentina friendly international
Image: Ronaldo and Messi have shown an interest in playing in the United States

"Going forward, we also want to bring other players in if we have the opportunity to bring some great names in, you obviously mentioned Leo (Messi) and Cristiano (Ronaldo).

"They've been at the top of their game for the last 15 years because of hard work. Sir Alex Ferguson was a master at it.

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"He didn't always bring in the best player in the world. He didn't always bring in the top player. He bought the right player for the club.

"And I think that that's the one thing that I take into our club, is the player has to be right."

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