England's ex-soccer player David Beckham has asked the Qatari owners of the Paris Saint-Germain club to invest in the Major League Soccer team he plans to establish in Miami, Le Parisien reported Monday.
The 38-year-old former Manchester United, Real Madrid and Milan star developed a good relationship with PSG president Nasser al-Jelaifi during the months between February-May 2013 when he played for the Parisian club.
"Making use of good relations with Al-Jelaifi, he asked Qatar Sports Investments, the owner of PSG, to invest in the club with him and his two partners, Bolivian entrepreneur Marcelo Claure and television producer Simon Fuller, who launched Victoria Beckham's 'Spice Girls,'" the daily said.
Beckham, however, has not yet obtained a reply, the owners of PSG told Le Parisien.
The former player is seeking investors and aims to build a new stadium in Miami to launch his project to found a new club in the United States.
The former captain of the England national team paid $25 million to acquire the MLS franchise and also has the support of Miami Heat star LeBron James, who is helping recruit a group of investors to join in the project. EFE