Cristiano Ronaldo Reportedly Targeted by David Beckham's MLS Club

Timothy RappFeatured ColumnistJanuary 4, 2016

VALENCIA, SPAIN - JANUARY 03:  Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid CF of Real Madrid CF reacts during the Valencia CF vs Real Madrid CF as part of the Liga BBVA 2015-2016  at Estadi de Mestalla on January 3, 2016 in Valencia, Spain.  (Photo by Aitor Colomer/Power Sport Images/Getty Images)
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Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo reportedly wants to live in Miami when he finishes his time with the Liga giants, and he may be offered a two-year contract by David Beckham to play for Miami's MLS franchise when that organization launches in two years, according to the Sun.  

Grant Wahl of Sports Illustrated reported in March 2015 that one source told him Ronaldo was eyeing a move to MLS in 2018 on a free transfer when his contract at Real Madrid runs out. Wahl noted Ronaldo was interested in a move to Miami, Los Angeles or New York.

Even if Ronaldo was 33 when he made the move to the MLS, he would immediately be the biggest name and most talented player to ever make the move to the league. Given his career trajectory and how seriously he approaches his training and fitness, he would likely still have several productive years ahead of him, making his signing a marketing coup for both the club and the league.

If he landed with Miami, he would instantly bolster the new franchise to prominence.

Ronaldo, 30, remains one of the most dominant players in the world. The Real Madrid superstar has scored 14 goals and added five assists in 18 La Liga games, while also notching a whopping 11 goals and three assists in six Champions League matches this season, per WhoScored.com.

 

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