'Welcome to Miami!' - Is Beckham putting MSN back together?!

Peter Staunton
  • 30 Mar 2024 09:51 GMT
  • 8 min read
Lionel Messi and Neymar at PSG.

Inter Miami owner David Beckham has sparked reports of a sensational ‘MSN’ reunion having welcomed NEYMAR to the American city.

The Brazilian formed part of Barcelona’s legendary front three alongside current Inter stars Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez, a line up which clinched a La Liga, Copa dey Rey and Champions League treble back in 2015, scoring 122 goals between them.

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‘MSN’ went down in history as one of the world’s greatest attacking tridents, but was split up in its prime back in 2017 when Neymar moved to Paris Saint-Germain for a world-record €222 million fee.

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Messi ultimately reunited with the Brazilian at Paris Saint-Germain for two seasons when he left Barcelona on a free transfer back in 2021 but the duo never reached the heights of their Barca days.

They were frequently booed by the Parc des Princes crowd throughout their final season together, with hordes of PSG fans storming the club’s training ground and Neymar’s own home demanding he leave the club.

Beckham stepped in last summer, agreeing a mammoth deal for Messi to join Inter Miami, and he has become the biggest MLS draw in history since moving to the Chase Stadium.

The Argentine World Cup winner has since been joined by fellow Barcelona heroes Sergio Busquets, Jordi Alba and ex-strike partner Suarez.

Beckham assembling a Barca reunion act in Miami

And while Beckham set about assembling a Barca reunion act at Inter, Neymar departed Europe for the riches on offer in Saudi Arabia.

Neymar, 32, went to Al-Hilal last summer for a €90 million fee and a reported €150m annual salary.

It’s been a nightmare spell for Brazil’s record goalscorer though, who only managed five appearances in total before breaking down last autumn with a serious knee injury.

He has not yet managed to return to action and his future continues to be shrouded in doubt.

Al-Hilal opted to DEREGISTER Neymar from their squad list back in January as he convalesced from injury in order to make space in their foreign player quota for new signing Renan Lodi.

Barca have been mentioned as a potential destination for Neymar but owing to the Catalans’ precarious financial situation there is little to no chance of that happening.

Last month, Neymar stated that he hoped to one day hook up with Messi again when speaking to the press at the Bahrain Grand Prix.

Neymar on tour in Miami

And there could well be an MSN revival at Miami on the cards with Beckham setting the rumour mill in overdrive.

“Welcome to Miami my friend (only for dinner),” Beckham wrote on Instagram alongside an image of Neymar and the Beckhams, David and Victoria.

Neymar and son Davi Lucca have been on a whirlwind tour of Miami’s hottest sporting events in recent days, being pictured alongside tennis sensation Carlos Alcaraz at the Miami Open and NBA superstar Jimmy Butler of the Miami Heat.

The playmaker also threw the ceremonial first piece for the Miami Marlins’ Major League Baseball opener against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

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