David beckham messi, inter miami

Lionel Messi has joined join David Beckham’s MLS outfit Inter Miami.
Images via Twitter: @fabrizioromano/ Instagram: @davidbeckham

Messi’s new home? How Beckham founded Inter Miami [photos]

Did you know Lionel Messi’s reported new home at Inter Miami was founded by retired footballer David Beckham in 2018? Here are the details…

David beckham messi, inter miami

Lionel Messi has joined join David Beckham’s MLS outfit Inter Miami.
Images via Twitter: @fabrizioromano/ Instagram: @davidbeckham

Lionel Messi is reportedly making the move of his life after swopping football in Europe for his new home at Inter Miami. Interestingly, the US club was founded by another living legend – David Beckham – who is also the president.

The 35-year-old – considered one of the “GOATS” of football – boasts an impressive cabinet of awards, including seven Ballon d’Or trophies.


According to football journalist Fabrizio Romano, Messi is expected to announce his official move to Inter Miami imminently.

He tweeted: “Lionel Messi to Inter Miami, here we go! The decision has been made, and it will be announced by Leo in the next few hours”

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According to the reporter, the Argentinian star – who leaves Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) in France – turned down a lucrative offer from his old team Barcelona, where he played from 2003-2021.

Messi ditched the Spanish club for a move to PSG in late 2021. Months after winning the Fifa World Cup for the first time, the star also turned down an alleged 1 billion Euro offer from Saudi Arabia’s Al-Hilal. This follows Real Madirid’s Karim Benzema’s move to the Middle Eastern country to join club Al-Ittihad, where he will reportedly play for 100 million Euros a season.

However, Messi is set to move across the pond to the US to Inter-Miami for a yet-to-be-disclosed figure.

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Lionel Messi and David Beckham. Image via Instagram: @davidbeckham


In 2018, retired English footballer David Beckham formed Inter Miami with brothers Jorge and Jose Mas, as majority owners. 

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The Mas brothers are the sons of construction billionaire businessman Jorge Mas Canosa who owns the company MasTec. The family is also shareholders in the Spanish club Real Zaragoza.

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David Beckham is co-owner and president of Inter Miami. Image via Instagram: @davidbeckham

David Beckham’s partial ownership in Inter Miami followed his 2007 signing to US club LA Galaxy where he was also offered $25 million to purchase an expansion team. 

In 2014 – a year after retiring – Beckham revealed his intention to set up the team in Miami under his investment group Miami Beckham United. Fast forward four years, Inter Miami was formally unveiled in 2018. The club played its first official match in Major League Soccer in 2020.