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Miami owner Beckham hoping to get rid of MLS salary cap

David Beckham would love to see Major League Soccer get rid of their salary cap restrictions.

The former Manchester United, Real Madrid and LA Galaxy star is now a franchise owner with his Miami expansion set to begin MLS play in 2017.

At present, MLS clubs work with a salary restriction of $3.1million (£1.8million), with three Designated Players paid outside of the cap, but Beckham wants that scrapped in order to attract big-name players to the burgeoning North American competition.

"We're restricted with some of the players that you can pay over the wage cap," he told beIN Sports. "The salary cap removal is what we'll work for, we'll work towards that.

"Obviously that's one of the things that stops a lot of players coming over here, where I think this league and certain cities in this country will attract big-name players."

As for Miami's pursuit of top drawer players, Beckham preferred to keep his cards close to his chest.

"I'm not going to mention any players, because it's disrespectful to the players and the teams, but we want to bring big players - we have to," he added.

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