Hollywood A-listers keen to buy shares in Beckham's Miami football side

Published: 30 December, 2013 19:13 IST | Agencies |

Hollywood actors Tom Cruise, Will Smith and Jack Nicholson, music icons Jay-Z and wife Beyonce and actress Eva Longoria have all shown interest in owning a stake in the ex-footballer's soccer side.

Many Hollywood A-list stars are ready to buy shares in David Beckham’s Miami Major League Soccer (MLS) side.

Hollywood actors Tom Cruise, Will Smith and Jack Nicholson, and music icons Jay-Z and wife Beyonce have all showed interest, the Daily Star reported.

According to the tabloid, Smith and Cruise are long-time friends of Beckham and wife Victoria and live near their Beverly Hills mansion. Another pal of the couple, actress Eva Longoria, is also keen on getting involved.

David Beckham and sons
David Beckham and his children take part in the team presentation before the start of his final game with the Los Angeles Galaxy in the Major League Soccer (MLS) Cup against the Houston Dynamo on December 1, 2012 in Carson, California. Pic/ AFP

His and wife Victoria’s close friend, Eva Longoria is also keen to get involved.

The 38-year-old former football player has even persuaded basketball stars Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol to invest in the team along with Miami Heat legend LeBron James.

The new franchise could play as soon as 2014, even if the planned new ­stadium at Port Miami is not yet built.

The MLS has said it will be “perfectly acceptable” for the team to share a ground ­temporarily at the 75,000- capacity Sun Life stadium, home to American­football team the Miami Dolphins. 

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