By IVES GALARCEP
David Beckham figures to have a good list of potential investors ready to join forces with him on his new MLS expansion venture in Miami, but it hasn’t taken long to identify one of the deeper-pocketed options of the bunch.
According to French outlet Le Parisien, Beckham has approached owners of Paris St. Germain to help with funding of the new MLS expansion team, which is expected to begin play in 2017.
The connection between Beckham and PSG is not a surprising one given the fact he ended his playing career there, and reportedly established strong bonds with the club’s Qatar-based ownership group, which is one of the richest groups in world soccer.
With Bolivian-born billionaire Marcelo Claure already on board as one of Beckham’s partners, adding the Qatar Sports Investments (QSI) group, PSG’s owners, to the Miami expansion bid would certainly give the group the financial muscle to compete with any team in MLS, including the likes of New York City FC and Toronto FC.
Though QSI has yet to commit to actually helping Beckham, if the British superstar can convince QSI to buy in, it would be a major step towards helping the Miami expansion team be a force when it begins play in 2017.
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