Inter Miami has yet to play a single second of soccer and yet it seems the be the hot-button word in the world of Major League Soccer.
Miami will be joined by Nashville as the two expansion clubs in MLS next season. Club part-owners, David Beckham and Jorge Mas have been adamant that they want to sign players that will not only embrace but also reflect the culture of Miami and its Hispanic heritage. So far: mission accomplished.
In the past month, Inter Miami has made its three first official signings. Matias Pellegrini, Julian Carranza and Christian Makoun: all 19-year-old highly technical players from South America. Pellegrini and Carranza have both already begun raising eyebrows in the Argentinian league and have featured in Argentina's U-20 national team. Makoun has also featured in his home nation's U-20 team, Venezuela.
These first three signings are very interesting in the sense that they set a very appealing tone in terms of building a foundation for a brand new MLS club.
There are but two major announcements left for Beckham and Mas before Inter Miami fills out the remainder of the roster. Inter Miami needs a coach and it also needs the long-awaited big-name superstar that would be the face of the franchise alongside David Beckham's handsome mug.
To the delight of all Inter Miami fans and MLS audiences everywhere, there's a new name in the transfer tracker that seems set to join Beckham in the 305 this time next year.
Paris Saint-Germain's Edinson Cavani is reportedly in advanced talk to join Inter Miami next summer once his contract with the french powerhouse ends.
Cavani has represented the Uruguayan National team 114 times in which he participated in three different World Cups.
The 32-year-old is on his final season with PSG and is reportedly set to move to Miami next summer, halfway through Inter Miami's inaugural season.
Not only is Cavani a top-shelf striker who would be able to make it in multiple elite clubs in Europe, but the Uruguayan is particularly appealing to David Beckham because he would be a huge signing that could join Inter Miami as a free transfer. This detail would permit Inter Miami to go after other huge signings to use up the club's Designated Player quota. A rule established by MLS to regulate salary caps. Also known as the 'Beckham Rule.' See? Everything comes full circle.
Naturally, Miami fans are loving the news!
The transfer is not official yet but should Cavani join Inter Miami, the MLS will be getting one heck of an interesting lineup come 2020.