Yeah, But Modric to Miami May Not Be Realistic
As Inter Miami fans, we have gotten to the point where we want to see Europe’s best players spurn massive offers to play in the desert to come to South Beach.
We weren’t that way about five months ago, but so it is.
The problem with that is Inter Miami is bound by roster guidelines set by Major League Soccer. Basically, they can’t just go out and get whoever they want and spend whatever they want.
Right or wrong, the intent of those roster rules is to make sure all teams play on an equal field and we don’t have a rash of Financial Fair Play violators as they do in Europe.
The drawback, however, is that it’s tough for MLS teams to compete on a regional or international stage because of those limitations.
Right now, Inter Miami has three designated players and one young designated player… that’s the max.
To make way for a player like Modric, someone has to go. And while I think someone is going to be gone at the end of the year… my guess is … the club has to evaluate what is best moving forward.
On top of that, Modric’s contract with Real Madrid doesn’t expire until next summer, meaning if Inter Miami want him now, they are going to pay for him.
Don’t get me wrong, I love Modric and think he is one of the best midfielders of his generation, but Ken was right a few weeks ago in that I’m not sure there is much he could contribute to the Herons.
Of course, I don’t work for Inter Miami management and… I could be wrong.