The co-owner of Inter Miami says he wants to help make the MLS one of the top leagues in the world, which might lead to more superstars joining the team.
The co-owner of Inter Miami has made it clear that the MLS team hopes to use star acquisitions to raise the league’s standard to previously unheard-of heights.
By outbidding rival teams for the services of iconic striker Lionel Messi, the Florida club surprised the sports world. His former Barcelona teammate Sergio Busquets is also expected to go to South Beach. The club, which counts David Beckham as one of its supporters, isn’t planning to stop there when it comes to signing famous athletes this summer.
Although the Herons’ fortunes have been pretty dismal this season, with the ailing team currently languishing in bottom place of the MLS Eastern Conference, it is clear that the club’s hierarchy has designs on promptly turning this around. Now, aside from the signings of Camp Nou icons Messi and Busquets, the Vice City franchise’s president has expressed his desire to make as many as three more blockbuster additions in the coming months.
The outspoken Jorge Mas has lofty aspirations for the fledgling outfit and is hoping that the former Blaugrana stars could well be joined by some familiar faces imminently. In fact, the billionaire businessman has forecasted any potential deals to be concluded before Messi makes his bow against Cruz Azul in the Leagues Cup on July 21.
The 60-year-old tycoon told El Pais: “Two or three more players will come. We spoke with Jordi Alba — while Luis Suarez has a contract and a release clause. I don’t know if that will happen or not. All the announcements will be made before July 15.” As it stands, Inter Miami is experiencing a torrid run of some nine MLS games without a win, which included seven losses in succession prior to their recent 1-1 draw against Austin FC.
Former Lionesses coach Phil Neville was also relieved of his duties at the beginning of June as a result of the team’s woes during this campaign so far.
This said, the hope will now be that the capturing of a host of stars can help to turn the team’s form around in the coming months, especially following the installation of former Argentina and Barcelona manager Tata Martino as head coach. Clearly, confidence is not in short supply when it comes to the long term for co-owner Mas in spite of the team’s recent problems on the pitch either.