Manchester City midfielder David Silva is reportedly set to become the face of David Beckham’s new MLS franchise Inter Milan next season.
According to a report from Tony Evans in The Independent, Silva is attracted by the idea of becoming Miami’s marquee signing in their inaugural season.
Silva, who is going into his tenth season at Manchester City, agreed a year-long extension to his contract at the club but has previously outlined that this may be his last campaign at the Etihad.
It’s highly unlikely that Silva would join another club in the Premier League and according to Evans, Beckham, who is part owner of Inter Miami, “is keen to bring in a Spanish-speaking superstar to maximise interest from south Florida’s large Hispanic community.”
The 33-year-old has consistently been one of English football’s best midfielders since his arrival from Valencia and would represent a brilliant first marquee signing for Beckham and Inter Miami.
So far the new franchise has just three players on their books and should Silva agree to join he would miss the first three months of the MLS season.
They will however be able to select up to five players from existing MLS clubs in the league’s expansion draft that takes place in December.
Evans also outlines that the side will be “built to suit” the Spaniard and that he will leave Manchester City on good terms after a hugely successful spell at the Etihad.
Inter Miami had previously been linked to stars Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez with representatives from the franchise said to be in Barcelona earlier this month.
Should Silva end up in Miami, Beckham and co. will be hoping he can have a similar impact to that of fellow Spaniard David Villa at New York City FC.
Villa scored 82 times in 130 appearances for the franchise, which was launched in 2015, and proved to be one of the MLS’s finest ever players.