English Tabloid: Beckham Wants to Bring Cristiano Ronaldo to Miami Team

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File this under: "It comes from a British tabloid, but it almost makes sense."

UK newspaper The Sun reports that David Beckham is hoping to bring the world's highest-paid soccer player, Cristiano Renaldo, to his MLS team in Miami.

"Becks understands the need for a big, big name in the team when it gets going," an MLS source told the tabloid. "And none come bigger than Ronaldo -- the world's greatest player."

Ronaldo makes about €21 million per year playing for Real Madrid, and reportedly his buyout clause is a gigantic €1 billion. Ronaldo's contract with the Spanish team runs through 2018. Beckham's Miami MLS team would likely start playing in 2016 or 2017.

"It's not a secret he has thought about finishing his career here, about living here -- so a deal like this could be perfect for him," says the source. "It is a long way off yet -- we're talking 2017 -- but it clearly demonstrates the ambition of the Beckham franchise."

We have no doubt Beckham will try to sign some top-rate international talent under the MLS, ahem, "Beckham rule," but Ronaldo may be wishful thinking. Then again, perhaps like Beckham he wouldn't mind making a late-career detour to America. But until 2018 comes around that's all hypothetical.

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Eddie Feliz
Eddie Feliz

He's too young still but it'd be cool. And someone mentioned he's the best football player on earth... Umm yea. Messi is second in your book? Get real.

Luis Carrizo
Luis Carrizo

Good possiblity. Team doesnt start playing till 2017 by then he should be affordable. He would be 32 by then.

Alex Molina
Alex Molina

Most likely veteran footballers would go to smaller leagues like the MLS.

Eda Ne
Eda Ne

Shoot I could care less about soccer but I would pay to see him

Phil Ramirez
Phil Ramirez

Quite the downgrade, leaving Europe for that Hialeah cesspool...

Noemi Cortes
Noemi Cortes

I hope Beckham is not trying to bring the cry baby to south florida, keep him where he is

Franco Rodriguez
Franco Rodriguez

Believe it or not David Beckham has enough budget to have Cristiano Ronaldo play for Miami, To have Maradona as an assistant and to have Pele sitting down the day of the grand opening

AJ Bernal
AJ Bernal

Beckham only wants him to help promote it....yea right the best football player on earth to play in....miami?? get real

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