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David Beckham has proved that you can take him out of soccer, but you can't take soccer out of him!
Five months after the former England captain kicked his boots, he is all set to give his arm and leg to own a Major League Soccer team. And he has picked Florida's popular tourist destination — Miami as his new ground.
Buzz is that Beckham has offered to pay a whopping $25m (£15.5m) to materialize his dream of owning an MLS club. More than a dozen investor groups are apparently vying for it too.
“But the 38-year-old could have the advantage after his initial deal with Los Angeles Galaxy, which he signed as a player in 2007, included the clause that would enable him to purchase a franchise,” reports an US daily.
Florida has so far remained an untapped market with enormous potential. It has not had a top-flight team since 2001, when the Miami Fusion and Tampa Bay Mutiny franchise failed due to poor attendances.
The MLS currently includes 19 teams, but it plans to expand to 24 by 2020.
AW: Suchorita Dutta Choudhury