Matuidi joins Inter Miami

Juventus’ French World Cup-winning midfielder, Blaise Matuidi, has brought a three-year love affair with the Old Lady to an end. The highly energetic midfielder will join David Beckham’s Major League Soccer club Inter Miami, the American club announced on Thursday.

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“I made my decision a few weeks ago to join Inter Miami, rise to my friend David Beckham’s challenge and win new trophies there. My family and I can’t wait,” Matuidi said via his Twitter account.

David Beckham, in his statement, was full of praise for the world cup winner

“I couldn’t be happier to welcome my friend Blaise to Inter Miami. He is an exciting and gifted player and a great person,” said Beckham.

“To have a World Cup winner of Blaise’s quality in our new team is such a proud moment – for us as owners and for our fans.

“For me personally, to have a former teammate joining our club is very special and I can’t wait to welcome him and his beautiful family to South Florida.”

Inter Miami Sporting Director, Paul McDonough described Matuidi’s capture as an excellent acquisition for the club

“Blaise is one of the most successful midfielders of his generation and we’re thrilled to have him at Inter Miami,” he said.

“His world-class quality and leadership will be key attributes for the club.”

Matuidi won three Serie A titles, one Italian Cup and the Italian Super Cup at Juventus, where he played 133 games in all competitions.

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