David Beckham’s reaction to Suarez reuniting with Messi

Lionel Messi (left) greets Luis Suarez before the start of the South American qualification match for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, at the Monumental stadium in Buenos Aires on October 10, 2021. — AFP

Expressing his glee over Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez’s addition to Inter Miami in a major MSL transfer, former England football star David Beckham — a co-owner of Inter Miami — said he’s delighted to have a player of his quality and passion for the game join the club.

Suarez, a former Barcelona, Liverpool, Atletico Madrid and Ajax star, will join Miami for the 2024 season, the MLS club announced on Friday.

David Beckhams reaction to Suarez reuniting with Messi

Reacting to the development, Beckham said: “He joins a squad that is inspiring the next generation and we look forward to seeing him take to the field.”

“We’re happy to welcome world-class striker Luis Suarez to our club,” Inter Miami managing owner Jorge Mas said. “Luis is a fierce competitor whose winning drive embodies what we want out of our players.”

Suarez, who turns 37 next month, won four Liga titles and the Champions League with Barcelona and also collected league titles with Ajax and Atletico.

He joins a Miami side that contains former Barcelona teammates Lionel Messi, Sergio Busquets and Jordi Alba.

“I’m very happy and excited to take on this new challenge with Inter Miami,” Suarez said. “I can’t wait to get started and I´m ready to work to make the dream of winning more titles with this great club a reality.

“I’m optimistic about what we can achieve together with our shared ambition. I will give my all to bring joy to these great fans I’ve heard so much about while I wear Inter Miami colors and look forward to reuniting with great friends and players.”

Suarez was named Best Player and Best Striker in the Brazilian league last season for Gremio, scoring 26 goals and setting up 17 others in 53 appearances.

Suarez also sparked Uruguay to the 2011 Copa America crown.

The Uruguayan striker netted 195 goals and added 113 assists over 283 matches with Barcelona.

In four Liverpool campaigns, he won the League Cup and scored 82 goals in 133 matches with Atletico Madrid he hit 34 goals in 83 appearances.

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