DAVID BECKHAM has bagged the first two signings for his newly-formed MLS side Inter Miami.
The former England skipper, who reportedly tried to lure Barcelona hero Luis Suarez, recruited 19-year-old Argentinians Matias Pellegrini and Julian Carranza.
Ex-Estudiantes midfielder Pellegrini and former Banfield striker Carranza were immediately loaned back to their home–country clubs as Miami will only start playing next year.
Manchester United and Real Madrid legend Becks, 44, helped set up the franchise club after finishing his playing career with five MLS season for LA Galaxy.
Now he is out in Miami with his family as squad preparations are stepped up.
Inters sporting director Paul McDonough said of the two recruits: “It’s important we found young, exciting attacking players that are on the upside of their career and have the potential to be really good players in this league.
“We will continue to build and add quality players that are the right fit for our Club.
“We started with youth but we know it’s also important to have veteran players who come from both overseas and within the league to balance out the roster over time.”
Meanwhile, Becks took kids Harper, eight, Cruz, 14, and Romeo, 16, for lunch at eco-friendly Miami pub Kush. – amid rumours the whole family might move to the US city permanently.
But for now Beckham is finally getting down to the footballing side of planning with Inter after years of negotiations and hunting for a new ground.
Earlier this year the ambitious club were said to have made Suarez a four-year contract offer that the ex-Liverpool striker rejected.
But Becks has at last secured the first two players in Inter’s history.
Left-sided starlet Pellegrini, who will become an MLS Young Designated Player, joins after breaking into Argentina’s top-flight last term.
He finished with four goals in 23 games, including the opener in a 2-0 win over Boca Juniors, as Estudiantes finished 17th.
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Pellegrini will stay in the Primera Division on loan until January 2020.
And former Under-17 international Carranza has the same arrangement with Banfield, who came 16th.
Both teenagers hope to feature as Argentina’s Superliga season kicks off this weekend.
Miami immediately loaned the pair back to their previous clubs