After Tottenham and Real Madrid, Luka Modric (34) and Gareth Bale (30) could still follow each other in the coming months. The two accomplices are indeed in the sights of Inter Miami CF, and could fill the two last “designated player” spot. But Miami is not the only Major League Soccer franchise going after the two compadres. According to news outlet “The Athletic” and very serious “As”, DC United, a Washington franchise, wants to forget Wayne Rooney (34), who returned to England, from Derby County.
Initial contacts have already been made, but the Ballon d’Or 2018 salary ($ 12 million per year), under contract with the Casa Blanca until June 2021, currently seems too high for DC United’s finances. For Inter Miami, it s another story. The new franchise has to be competitive to play major roles in the league, and so far, the roster is more one to play the bottom part of the table.
A package of stars?
However, the emergence of Federico Valverde (21) and Zinedine Zidane’s insistence on Paul Pogba (26, Manchester United) could invite the 2018 World Vice-champion to give more serious consideration to this proposal. As for his Welsh friend, another MLS team is trying to sign him. The Spanish media “El Desmarque” confirms the discussions with Inter Miami CF and Real Madrid for Gareth Bale, but also mention that the Los Angeles Galaxy are ready to take the lefty out of his dull Madrid daily life.
Both clubs are looking for a headliner. Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s orphan, the Galaxy dreams of seeing him take on the role of star. All the Miami fans are hoping David Beckham can convince him. Tied to Real until June 2022, Gareth Bale, who had almost flown to China last summer, will not be retained if there is a good offer.