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Beckham welcomes ex-teammate to Inter Miami

Friday, August 14, 2020

Blaise Matuidi has teamed up with David Beckham’s Inter Miami in the United States’ MLS one day after leaving Juventus.

Matuidi, a 2018 FIFA World Cup winner with France, terminated his contract with Italian giants Juve by mutual consent on Thursday.

Juve are ringing the changes after a season, despite a narrow Serie A title win, characterised by disjointed play and inability to implement Maurizio Sarri’s Sarrismo style, which resulted in the ex-Napoli boss’ sacking.

The Old Lady also had perhaps too many world-class central midfielders vying for just three starting spots – Matuidi battling with Miralem Pjanic, Sami Khedira, Aaron Ramsey, Adrien Rabiot and Rodrigo Bentancur for game time.

After three successful seasons in Turin, during which he was arguably Juve’s most underrated player, he has joined Beckham’s new MLS club Inter Miami.

Beckham, who played alongside Matuidi in Paris Saint-Germain’s midfield and is one of Miami’s five owners, was thrilled to secure his signature.

“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 said via Instagram.

“Blaise, you are a great person and you will find an amazing new home in Miami for you and your beautiful family.

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“To have a World Cup winner in our team, the only one in the MLS today, 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.”

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