David Beckham’s planned MLS team in Miami, which the league has maintained could debut in 2018 and may not arrive until 2019 according to the report from SI.com.
The former Manchester United player and his partners still have not finalized an agreement for a proposed stadium in Miami’s Overtown neighborhood, and the group is also still bargaining with an additional investor.
It is over 1,000 days since Beckham’s Miami plan was announced in March this year, the ex-Manchester United, Real Madrid and LA Galaxy midfielder’s ownership group, Miami Beckham United, bought a piece of land in Overtown on which to build a stadium, but still need to acquire more for enough space.
Tuesday marked 1,000 days since Beckham’s Miami plan was announced. LAFC is slated to join MLS in 2018 after Atlanta United and Minnesota United become the league’s 21st and 22nd clubs next year.
The Englishman began endorsing Swedish brand in 2011, launching their Bodywear collection. He has been the face of H&M’s menswear range for five years but the relationship has come to an end.
The Swedish store has decided not to renew the retired footballer’s contract when it finishes before the end of 2016 and have instead signed a young man, Grammy-winner The Weekend to their roster as replacement.
The 41-year old Beckham, has modelled H&M’s Bodywear collection including a selection of underwear and recently expanded to knit wear, suits and raincoats. Business Of Fashion reports that the former England captain will bow out this winter but the fashion giant have not ruled out working with Beckham in the future
The one-off menswear collection is expected to debut on 2 March 2017. A spokesperson for the company emphasized that there was no direct connection or relationship between the departure of Beckham and The Weeknd’s arrival but it is alleged that H&M are keen to appeal to younger shoppers. While The Weeknd has only signed on for one collection at this point, H&M always intended their partnership with Beckham to be “long-term”.