Inter Miami ‘line up sensational move for former Manchester United star David de Gea’ – with David Beckham ready to swoop after the goalkeeper rejected massive Saudi offer
- David de Gea has been without a team since leaving Man United last summer
- Inter Miami may have to mix things up to make room for him
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David de Gea has emerged as a shock target for Inter Miami, with David Beckham reportedly looking to bring the former Manchester United goalkeeper to Major League Soccer.
De Gea has been without a club since the summer when his contract at Old Trafford expired and has turned down a lucrative move to the Saudi league.
And now Miami co-owner David Beckham would make his move: according to The Sun.
According to the publication, a move to Florida has ‘some appeal’ for the Spanish goalkeeper.
The potential arrival of De Gea to Miami would be another major coup for the MLS team, which has already made the move for Lionel Messi, Sergio Busquets and Jordi Alba.
Ex-Man United goalkeeper David de Gea has become a shock target for Inter Miami
it would be another coup for Miami after David Beckham brought Lionel Messi to the team
But Miami may have to shuffle their roster to comply with MLS rules to land De Gea.
They have three Designated Player slots occupied by Messi, Busquets and Leonardo Campagna. A Designated Player in the MLS is a player who is signed to the team outside the salary cap.
Former Spanish defender Alba, a former international teammate of De Gea, took a drastic pay cut to join Messi and Busquets in the US – signed as a TAM (‘Target Allecation Money’) player on a deal worth approx. $1.7 million per year.
Nothing would stop De Gea from doing just that, but considering he reportedly turned down a $500,000-a-week move to the Saudi league, it seems unlikely he would follow Alba’s example.
Miami won the Leagues Cup last season and finished second in the US Open Cup, but failed to reach the MLS play-offs.
Miami had a disastrous first half of the season under Phil Neville, who was fired as coach and replaced by Tata Martino weeks before Messi’s move was completed.
And even with Messi leading the team, they failed to reach the postseason tournament.