David Beckham’s new MLS side Inter Miami are eyeing an ambitious move for the duo of Manchester City stars Sergio Aguero and David Silva. The Spaniard has announced his intention to leave City at the end of the season, while the Argentine is keen to remain at the Etihad Stadium for a couple of years and the club chiefs have also expressed their desire to keep the prolific frontman for as long as possible.
Aguero has six months left on his current deal expires and has expressed his desire to return to Argentina to play for his boyhood club Independiente. The striker had stated that he was planning to join the club in 2020, before changing his mind and signing a one-year contract extension at City.
The Argentine recently overtook Arsenal legend Thierry Henry by becoming the highest-scoring overseas player in Premier League history and also emerged City’s all-time record goalscorer with a remarkable 251 goals in all competitions.
However, according to the Sun, Beckham is set to persuade the former Aguero and Silva to sign for his MLS franchise. The report added that fellow MLS outfit New York City, who are affiliated to Aguero’s current club through the City Football Group, are also understood to be interested in signing the two players.
FutballNews had reported that the Independent claimed that Silva is reportedly set to join Inter Miami when he leaves Etihad stadium in 2020. Silva is set to be the face of the brand new MLS franchise. The four-time Premier League winner’s current contract expires next year June and the playmaker has told the club that he will not extend his deal.
The midfielder who joined City from Valencia for £25million in 2010 has already confirmed his intention to leave the Etihad at the end of this season. He also added that he doesn’t want to play against City in the future. When he made his announcement last summer, Silva described 10 years as ‘the perfect time’.
The Spaniard signed a contract extension in 2017 and has played 400 games for the club making him a club legend and part of the City’s history. Despite rumours he could end his career at local club Las Palmas, Silva will reportedly ply his trade in the MLS next campaign.
According to reports in Miami, the club is keen on having a Spanish speaking player as the ‘face’ of the club as a way to engage the area’s large Hispanic community and Silva is the right man for that.
Silva is one of City’s most successful and greatest players with 10 pieces of major silverware, lifting four Prem titles, two FA Cups and four League Cups at the club.