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LA Galaxy's Beckham tipped to buy into Miami FC

LA Galaxy star David Beckham is expected to use the clause on his MLS contract, allowing him to buy into a franchise. The 35-year old former England captain is eligible to buy into an expansion franchise for less than the $40million required for start up and reports suggest he could get involved with Miami FC who are vying with New York Cosmos for the 20th MLS license.

The Cosmos are the leaders in the race to enter the competition in 2013 and so far have plenty of recognized names in their ranks in the form of ex-Manchester United star Eric Cantona, who is the director of soccer, and former Tottenham vice-chairman Paul Kemsley, who is the budding club's chairman.

Beckham's agreement with MLS indicates that he cannot buy into teams in New York and Los Angeles, meaning Miami could be the grateful recipients of Beckham's backing and famous name.

Andrew Slevison
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