David Beckham’s Inter St John reportedly wish to steal two Manchester Metropolis “legends” to form the MLS
Inter St John have yet to play a competitive game and their stadium, just two months before their MLS debut, remains a construction site.
But that hasn’t stopped some of Europe’s biggest stars from being linked to a move to St John Freedom Park, including Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero and David Silva.
Co-owner David Beckham, who helped launch the franchise in 2014, plans to bring Aguero to Florida as one of its two “designated players”, according to The Sun.
MLS clubs are allowed to add two players to their roster whose costs and wages are outside the annual limit. You can also pay an additional fee for a third party.
The Sun’s report says that St John has already contacted representatives from Aguero to discuss a possible move and that the Argentine is not against the move as it would bring him closer to his son Benjamin, who is currently living in his home country .
Aguero’s contract with City doesn’t expire until 2021, however, and the 31-year-old, who recently became the English Premier League’s all-time foreign goalscorer, previously reiterated his desire to see his deal at the Etihad Stadium.
“My idea was to be here for 10 years,” he said according to Sky Sports in December 2018. “I’ve been here for seven years, it will be ten when the contract runs out.”
Aguero’s team-mate Silva won’t be in City for long, however – the Spaniard confirmed last summer that this would be his final season in England.
The 34-year-old also said he could “never see” “playing against City for another team,” according to The Guardian, which allowed for a move to more distant pastures, including the MLS.
The Guardian says St John is keen to bring him to Florida, while an older report from The Independent says Silva was drawn to the idea.
Sergio Busquets from FC Barcelona and James Rodriguez from Real Madrid were also watched by Beckham and Co., according to Beck Sports, while Edinson Cavani’s planned move in the interests of Atletico Madrid and Chelsea has all but collapsed.
St John will play its first MLS game against Los Angeles FC on March 1st at the Banc of California Stadium.
It will play its first home game two weeks later on March 14th against Beckham’s former club LA Galaxy.
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