The former England midfielder is believed to be looking into a deal that will take the Portuguese to Major League Soccer in three years’ time.
David Beckham wants to make Cristiano Ronaldo his first superstar signing for the Miami franchise, according to a report.
The former Manchester United and England midfielder is believed to be looking into a deal that will take Ronaldo from Real Madrid to Major League Soccer in three years’ time.
An MLS source told The Sun: “Becks understands the need for a big, big name in the team when it gets going.
“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.”
The source claimed that any potential deal would be in 2017 – at the earliest – but that the possibility of signing such a global icon showed Beckham’s ambition for his franchise.
Ronaldo, who turned 29 this month, would be in his early 30s by the time any move to the US went ahead.
Beckham outlined plans for a new Miami-based MLS franchise last week. No date has been set for the team to enter the league yet though.