MLS investigate Inter Miami over Matuidi deal

Major League Soccer announced it is investigating Inter Miami‘s signing of midfielder Blaise Matuidi.

The France international joined Inter Miami on a free transfer in August 2020 after three seasons at Serie A side Juventus and signed as a targeted allocation money player rather than a designated professional, which caused some surprise at the time.

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“Major League Soccer has begun a formal review of Inter Miami CF’s signing of midfielder Blaise Matuidi, specifically investigating whether the signing of the player complied with Major League Soccer’s salary budget and roster guidelines,” a league statement read.

“MLS will not make further comment until the completion of its investigation.”

The club responded with a statement that read: “Inter Miami CF acknowledges the statement made by Major League Soccer today, and we look forward to fully engaging with the league’s review process. We will have no further comment.”

Inter Miami are part owned by former Manchester United and LA Galaxy midfielder David Beckham.