News

David Beckham wants to recruit LeBron for Miami soccer

David Beckham wants to recruit LeBron for Miami soccer

BUSINESS WITH BECKHAM:A source tells the New York Post, "The two have had several secret meetings in the past few weeks. LeBron would be to the soccer team what Jay Z was to the Brooklyn Nets." Photo: Associated Press

David Beckham has teamed up with another sports superstar as he attempts to get a Miami, Florida soccer team off the ground.

The former England, Manchester United and L.A. Galaxy star is reportedly trying to recruit Miami Heat basketball star LeBron James as an investor in his new venture.

A source tells the New York Post, “The two have had several secret meetings in the past few weeks. LeBron would be to the soccer team what Jay Z was to the Brooklyn Nets.”

Jay Z was a former shareholder in the Nets.

If Beckham lands a series of sports names to help him fund and promote his Miami soccer team, he will rival billionaire developer Steve Ross’ superstar line-up of investors at another city sports franchise, the Miami Dolphins – Gloria Estefan, Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony are backers of the American football team.

Reports suggest Beckham has invested $100 million of his own money into the new Major League Soccer venture.

Recent Headlines

in Sports

Vikings reinstate Peterson after abuse charge

peterson

Minnesota says the star running back will play on Sunday against the New Orleans Saints.

in National

GM offers compensation for 19 deaths related to ignition switch

gm

General Motors will pay compensation for 19 deaths, more than the 13 the automaker previously admitted were caused by the recalled part.

in National

Apple receives record orders for new iPhone

iphone6

Apple says it had more than 4 million pre-orders of its new iPhone in 24 hours, exceeding its initial pre-order supply.

in National

U.S. to help train people to spot potential violent extremists

iraq

The U.S. government launched a program to stop radicalized young people joining extremist groups fighting in Syria and Iraq.

in National

Minimum-wage hike finds hope in the heartland

minimum

The push to raise the minimum wage has largely found success in liberal-leaning states, but could make headway in the conservative heartland.