New York Cosmos ambassador Shep Messing feels it is inevitable that the club will look to sign David Beckham. Messing, who played for the Cosmos in the 1970s during their time in the North American Soccer League, believes they will be able to attract major stars to the Big Apple.
"I don't think there's any question," Messing told Sportinglife.com when asked if Beckham, who is in the final year of his contract with the LA Galaxy, will be a target for the Cosmos.
"I think Beckham is the type of player that the New York Cosmos want and the New York Cosmos will be the club that players like Beckham want to play for.
"Who knows if it's too little too late but David's having his best year (playing football in the United States).
"I speak with him often and he is aware of every move that the Cosmos are making.
"New York Cosmos have a heritage, they have a legacy, they have a standard and Beckham fits right into that character profile so you imagine the New York Cosmos team with a Beckham, with a Messi and with a Cristiano Ronaldo.
"I think it's not going to happen overnight and it's hard to draw an analogy to the players that we had before but I do think the New York Cosmos will attract the best players in the world."