David Beckham Talks Rumors of Recruiting Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi

David Beckham, Inter Miami CF co-owner, is interviewed during the Major League Soccer 25th Season kickoff event in New York, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

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David Beckham‘s appearance on the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Wednesday night will do little to stop the rumors of Inter Miami CF pursuing Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.

The co-owner and president of Miami’s new MLS team did little to stymie talk of two of the best players in the sport bolting to the United States, not exactly sounding like the club wasn’t trying to make it happen.

“We’ve got great opportunities down in Miami,” Beckham told Fallon. “We’ve been contacted by a lot of different players with possibly coming to join the team. As any owner, you really want the best players.