Report: David Silva to Join David Beckham's Inter Miami at End of Season

James Dudko@@JamesDudkoFeatured ColumnistSeptember 19, 2019

NORWICH, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 14: David Silva of Manchester City warms up prior to the Premier League match between Norwich City and Manchester City at Carrow Road on September 14, 2019 in Norwich, United Kingdom. (Photo by Paul Harding/Getty Images)
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David Silva is reportedly primed to join David Beckham's Major League Soccer club Inter Miami next summer. The Manchester City playmaker "is attracted by the idea of becoming the franchise's marquee signing for Miami's inaugural season," per Tony Evans of The Independent.

Meanwhile, former Manchester United, Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Beckham "is keen to bring in a Spanish-speaking superstar to maximise interest from south Florida's large Hispanic community."

Beckham, Jorge Mas and Paul McDonough are putting together the Miami squad. So far their efforts have yielded midfielders Matias Pellegrini and Christian Makoun, as well as forward Julian Carranza.

Evans noted how these signings show "the emphasis is on appealing to the Hispanic market." Pellegrini and Carranza are Argentinian, while Makoun hails from Venezuela.

However, Silva will be the key figure, the fulcrum Beckham's team will be built around. It's an idea already appealing to those connected to sport in the city.

Chris Wittyngham @ChrisWittyngham

The idea that I'd get to watch David Silva play football in person on a regular basis is just incredible

The 33-year-old is contracted to City until the end of the season so would miss the start of the new MLS campaign, beginning in March. Silva extended his contract with the Citizens by one year back in 2017, helping the club win a pair of Premier League titles since.

He remains a valuable performer for Pep Guardiola and is still acting as the creative heartbeat for City:

Sky Sports Statto @SkySportsStatto

👏 David Silva becomes the 1st player since Paul Power (1975-86) to make 400 apps for @ManCity. Since his debut v Tottenham in Aug 2010, he ranks most/joint-most in PL for: Chances created (745) Assists (83) Wins (196) Titles (4) https://t.co/Bb1vzufcTh

Moving to Miami would represent an about-turn for Silva, who has previously expressed a desire to play for his "local team" Las Palmas once his career with City draws to a close.

Las Palmas likely need Silva's brand of ingenuity more, but there is no doubt having him on the books would be a fillip for Beckham's attempts to make Miami a marketable and competitive force in MLS.