David Beckham’s Inter Miami announced the signing of France worldwide Blaise Matuidi on Thursday morning, the second day of Main League Soccer’s secondary switch window.
The 33-year-old central midfielder will occupy a world roster slot, pending the receipt of his worldwide switch certificates and P-1 Visa, which means the enlargement facet’s remaining designated participant slot stays open.
Matuidi joins Inter Miami from Juventus, the place he gained Serie A titles in all three of his seasons with the membership, scoring eight objectives in 133 appearances. He performed in 5 and began 4 of France’s seven matches en path to the World Cup title in 2018, together with the ultimate towards Croatia.
“Blaise is without doubt one of the most profitable midfielders of his era and we’re thrilled to have him at Inter Miami,” Inter Miami COO and sporting director Paul McDonough mentioned in an announcement. “His world-class high quality and management shall be key attributes for the membership.”
Inter Miami, who’ve misplaced all 5 of their matches with three objectives scored and eight conceded, resume their inaugural season on 22 August with the membership’s first ever match at Inter Miami CF Stadium.
Beckham referred to as the signing a “proud second” in his membership’s younger historical past.
“I couldn’t be happier to welcome my good friend Blaise to Inter Miami. He’s an thrilling and gifted participant and an excellent individual,” Beckham mentioned. “To have a World Cup winner of Blaise’s high quality in our new crew is such a proud second – for us as house owners and for our followers. For me personally, to have a former teammate becoming a member of our membership may be very particular and I can’t wait to welcome him and his stunning household to south Florida.”