- David de Gea has been without a team since leaving Man United last summer
- Inter Miami might have to shuffle things around to make room for him, though
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David de Gea has emerged as a shock target for Inter Miami, with David Beckham reportedly looking to bring the former Manchester United goalkeeper to Major League Soccer.
De Gea has been without a club since the summer, when his deal at Old Trafford expired and has rejected a lucrative move to the Saudi league.
And now, Miami co-owner David Beckham is reportedly making his move, according to The Sun.
The publication says that a move to Florida ‘holds some appeal’ for the Spanish goalkeeper.
The potential arrival of De Gea to Miami would be another significant coup for the MLS team, who have already swooped for Lionel Messi, Sergio Busquets and Jordi Alba.
Ex-Man United goalkeeper David de Gea has emerged as a shock target for Inter Miami
it would be another coup for Miami after David Beckham brought Lionel Messi to the team
But Miami might have to shuffle their squad around to comply with MLS rules to bring De Gea in.
They have three Designated Player slots occupied by Messi, Busquets and Leonardo Campagna. A Designated Player in MLS is a player who is signed to the team outside of the salary cap.
Ex-Spain defender Alba, a former international teammate of De Gea’s, took a drastic pay cut to join Messi and Busquets in the US – signed as a TAM (‘Target Allecation Money’ player – on a deal worth around $1.7m-a-year.
There would be nothing stopping De Gea doing that too but given he reportedly snubbed a $500,000-a-week move to the Saudi league, it would seem unlikely that he’d follow Alba’s lead.
Miami won the Leagues Cup last season and was runner-up in the US Open Cup, but failed to reach the MLS playoffs.
Miami endured a disastrous first half of the season under Phil Neville, who was fired as coach and replaced by Tata Martino weeks before Messi’s move was completed.
And even with Messi spearheading the team, they were unable to reach the post-season tournament.