David Beckham may own MLS team based in Miami

Last Updated: Jun 02, 2013, 10:07 AM IST

New York: David Beckham and Bolivian billionaire Marcelo Claure had a private meeting on Thursday night about possibly starting a Major League Soccer team in Miami, it has been revealed.

The footie star and the owner of Brightstar Corp. met with a group at the Hyde American Airlines Arena lounge before the Heat game.

They visited two potential stadiums and met with the mayor of Miami-Dade County Carlos Gimenez.

Beckham is excited at the prospect of owning an MLS team in Miami

"I think bringing an MLS team here to South Florida would be... it`s exciting," Beckham said in an interview.

It is said that Claure flew Beckham to Miami on a private jet for talks.

The British star has an option in his contract with the LA Galaxy to own an MLS franchise for a set fee of 25 million dollars.