David Beckham says he still misses football as he marked seven years since his retirement from the game.
“I can’t believe it’s 7 years today since I played my last game as professional footballer,” he wrote. “Such great memories. I was so lucky to have played with incredible teammates and had amazing support from the fans. Still miss it. Can’t wait for the next chapter at Inter Miami.”
Now throwing himself into bringing success to Inter Miami, Beckham is using his star power to attract some of the world’s best-known players to his MLS franchise.
He shares a strong relationship with Perez, with the Blancos supremo having brought the former England captain to the Santiago Bernabeu as one of his ‘Galactico’ signings.
Sources close to the club have told Goal that Beckham considers the 28-year-old to be a great footballer despite his struggles at Madrid and sees him as the big-ticket signing required to take his fledgling MLS side to the next level in terms of commercialisation.
Beckham has been no slouch in setting up his new club so far, utilising the many friendships, alliances and knowledge of sporting models gained through his stellar career.
In fact, the ex-Madrid midfielder recently secured a friendly match with Real Valladolid after chatting with former team-mate Ronaldo ‘Il Fenomeno’ Nazario, who is the majority shareholder of the Liga club.