Report: Qatari group in MLS talks with Beckham

Miami Beckham United, the group formed by David Beckham to set up shop for his MLS team in South Florida, is in talks with Qatar Sports Investment, owner of Paris St. Germain, among many groups interested in partnering with Beckham, BBC Sport reported.

Beckham played for PSG in 2013 at the end of his career, after finishing his six-year stint in MLS with the LA Galaxy.

"As Miami Beckham United lays the groundwork for launching a world-class soccer club in Miami, our team has attracted interest from a number of potential partners," the group said in a statement. "David Beckham, Simon Fuller and Marcelo Claure are evaluating these possibilities, with the goal of bringing additional resources and international expertise that draws players, staff and fans from around the world. At the same time, we are performing due diligence on our stadium site as we move toward finalizing the acquisition of two privately held properties and a third county-owned parcel over the coming weeks."

After three unsuccessful property deals, Miami Beckham United has set its sights on a nine-acre site on the western edge of Overtown.

As part of his signing with MLS in 2007, Beckham received a $25 million option on an MLS expansion team. An MLS expansion team would now go for at least $100 million, making the sale of all or part of his interest in the Miami team an attractive proposition.
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