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Former England captain David Beckham said he is "living a dream" as he outlined his plans for a new Miami-based Major League Soccer franchise.
The 38-year-old, who retired as a player last May, wants to recruit some of "the best players" to help make the club "loved by millions". No date has been set for when the side would enter MLS. he former midfielder, who also had spells with Real Madrid, AC Milan and Paris St-Germain, added: "This is an exciting time for myself, my family, my friends and partners, and it is something we are really looking forward to bringing to Miami.
"We're planning to bring a team that will be a global team. I want to create a team that we can start from scratch and I am going to work hard for this city to make this team very successful. It is an exciting time.
"I have worked with some of the biggest clubs and greatest players and this is a dream."
Beckham, who won the Champions League, the Premier League, La Liga and Ligue 1 as a player, would not confirm any names of players he wants to attract to Miami.
"We will bring great players in," he said. "The fortunate thing about my career is players are already interested in coming to Miami.
"The one thing I want to achieve is to set up a kids' academy. We want local talent, not just great players from abroad.
"The way the US team have improved has been incredible and the only way that will continue is to have good academies."
Beckham has long had an ambition to own a team in the US.