Everything you need to know about Inter Miami amid Lionel Messi interest
Posted by  badge Boss on Oct 31, 2022 - 05:01PM
Inter Miami could soon be welcoming Lionel Messi to Florida (Picture: Ira L. Black – Corbis/Getty Images)

Inter Miami are reportedly for forward .

According to , Inter Miami are growing increasingly confident of signing the , who is out of contract with the Parisians at the end of the season.

The report states that Miami expect to arrive in the coming months, having been in discussions with the Argentine’s camp for the past two years.

But what do we know about the Inter Miami owners, manager, players and league? Here is your full lowdown on the potential next step in .

Who owns Inter Miami?

legend co-owns the club with American brothers Jorge and Jose Mas.

Jorge is a billionaire businessman and is the chairman and largest shareholder of MasTec, a Miami-based construction and engineering company.

David Beckham co-owns the club (Picture: Mark Brown/Getty Images)

When Beckham joined La Galaxy in 2007, the deal allowed him to purchase a discounted MLS franchise to set up his own team.

The club were founded by the ownership group in January 2018 but only started playing in 2020.

The team’s full name is Club Internacional de Fútbol Miami and they play their home matches at their 18,000 capacity DRV PNK Stadium in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Who is the manager of Inter Miami?

is the current manager of Inter Miami.

The former , Everton and England defender was appointed by Beckham in 2021 after leaving his post at the England women’s team.

Explaining his decision to head to the Sunshine State and take the reigns at the new club, : ‘David and his ambition to make this club global was probably one of the biggest reasons.

‘I am quite ambitious as a manager, I want to manage at the top level and the plans that David and the owners have got for this football club are huge. He wants Inter Miami to be known worldwide.

‘It’s a new club, we are starting fresh and David is building his own club. He was the big influence for me as I know how much he wants this to be a success.’

Messi is attracting interest from Inter Miami (Picture: David S. Bustamante/Soccrates/Getty Images)

Which players do Inter Miami have?

Former Newcastle player DeAndre Yedlin and ex- star Kieran Gibbs are the most well-known faces in the current Inter Miami squad.

The team also includes former Swansea midfielder Alejando Pozuelo and striker Leonardo Campana, who is on loan from Wolves.

Former Real Madrid striker Gonzalo Higuain played for the club between 2020 and 2022, scoring 29 goals in 67 appearances before retiring from football earlier this year.

French winner Blaise Matuidi also played for Miami between 2020 and 2021.

What league do Inter Miami play in?

Inter Miami play in Major League Soccer (MLS), and have done so in the three seasons since they were founded in 2020.

In their inaugural season in 2020 the club finished 10th out of 14 in the MLS Eastern Conference, before slipping down to 11th in 2021.

This season, Neville guided the club to sixth in the Eastern Conference which secured a spot in the MLS play-offs.

However, Miami fell at the first hurdle following a 3-0 defeat to New York City.

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