France midfielder Blaise Matuidi became Inter Maimi’s first big-name signing for the MLS side; the midfielder had mutually terminated his contract with Juventus on Wednesday. He played with the co-owner at Paris Saint-German before he moved to Italian giants Juventus.
The 33-year-old is a world cup winner with the France national team as he was part of the squad that won the tournament in Russia.
Beckham is one of the five owners of the team and doubles as the President of Soccer Operation for Inter Miami.
Speaking at the unveiling of Matuidi, Beckham said
“I was lucky to play with Blaise in Paris, and I saw what an amazing player and person he is, so I can’t wait for him to bring that talent to our club,” Beckham wrote on Instagram.
“Blaise, you are a great person, and you will find an amazing new home in Miami for you and your beautiful family.
“To have a World Cup winner in our team, the first to join the MLS, is such an honour for us.
“You have lifted many trophies in your career my friend and I know you share my dream that you will win more with us. I couldn’t be happier that you have chosen Inter Miami.”
Matuidi responded by saying, “I hope we will win a lot of trophies together It’s a big challenge for me.”
David Beckham’s club lost its opening five games of its MLS season and hopes to put up a more fair fight when the league resumes August 22. The signing of Matuidi is expected to bring some needed energy in the middle of the park for the team; the new signing will wear jersey number eight.
Matuidi played 133 games for Juventus and won three Serie A title, one Supercoppa, and Coppa Italia; he also scored eight-time and provided five assist for the Old Lady. While during his stay at PSG, he made over 200 appearances with 33 goals and 28 assists. A five-time French Champion, four French League Cup, three French Cup, and five French Super Cup.