Beckham Targets Real Madrid Superstar to Play for His MLS Team

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By Mark Wayne Eubank | February 17, 2014 6:51 PM EST

David Beckham is eyeing Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo as his first big-name signing for the expansion club that he has purchased in the MLS.

The former England captain selected Miami as his side's home location and will look to bring in a player of Ronaldo's calibre to, presumably, promote the brand.

"Becks understands the need for a big, big name in the team when it gets going," and MLS insider told The Sun.

"And none come bigger than Ronaldo - the world's greatest player."

"Ronaldo loves America and all that it offers."

"It's not a secret he has thought about finishing his career here, about living here - so a deal like this could be perfect for him."

"It is a long way off yet - we're talking 2017 - but it clearly demonstrates the ambition of the Beckham franchise."

The Portuguese skipper just signed a 5-year contract with the Los Blancos in September 2013, but the rumoured move may depend on the 29-year-old's willingness to stay at the Bernabeu vis-à-vis Real's interest in holding on to him when that time comes.

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