Butini driving push for MLS Miami franchise

Italian businessman Alessandro Butini wants to build a MLS franchise in Miami.

Butini is based in London and wants to put together an investment team to bring a new MLS team and stadium to Miami.

"I’ve been hearing lots of names — like Claure and Beckham and Ross — but nobody has put any interesting plans together. Not that I’m aware of. Or if they have, they’re not making it public,” said Butini, who worked for the likes of Morgan Stanley and Salomon Smith Barney, to SI.com.

“If they’re interested, why are they not coming out? We decided to come out so we can sort out the real estate plan. When we manage to do that, the rest will follow.

 
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