Lionel Messi continued to enjoy his start in Miami as he enjoyed dinner with Inter Miami co-owner David Beckham and his wife Victoria.
The World Cup winner has made an impressive start to his Inter Miami career, scoring an injury time winner against Cruz Azul on his debut and picking up a brace in a 4-0 thrashing of Atlanta on Tuesday.
But the Argentine seems to be enjoying life off the field as much as on it, as Victoria Beckham shared photos of the Messis and Beckhams out for dinner together in Miami.
The former Spice Girl turned fashion designer posted two photos to her Instagram of herself, Beckham, Messi and his wife, Antonela Roccuzzo smiling at Gekko in Miami.
The power couples were joined by Messi’s former Barcelona teammate and new Inter Miami signing Sergio Busquets and his girlfriend Elena Galera and MLS club co-owner Jorge Mas and his wife Aleyda.
Victoria also shared a photo of Beckham, Busquets and Messi with the Manchester United legend beaming after his take on the football stars.
The party seemed to be enjoying drinks and dinner at the Japanese-inspired steakhouse Gekko, where a ribeye steak costs $1,200.
Owned by Bad Bunny and restauranteur David Brutman, the SoFlo hot spot combines elements of a traditional steakhouse with Japanese cuisine, including sushi and sashimi.
Located in Miami’s Brickell neighborhood, the restaurant has already hosted a number of A-Listers, including family friend Beckham, Eva Longoria, Kaia Gerber, Joe Jonas, and Sophie Turner.
Kendall Jenner, Bad Bunny’s girlfriend, has also been spotted there, while her sister Kim Kardashian and NBA star Tristan Thompson have also been spotted together at the restaurant after attending Messi’s debut.
Beckham and Messi appear to have a close bond with the former England football star recently claiming that bringing Messi to Inter Miami was one of the best moments of his life.
“I never imagined that as an owner I would feel the same as when I was a player,” Beckham told The Athletic.
“When I got the call (to confirm that Messi was coming) I felt like I had when I walked into Old Trafford or Wembley. I was like, “We just beat all the competition to attract the best player to ever play our game”.
“This will be up there with the greatest moves in American sports history.”
When asked if it was one of the best moments of his life, Beckham replied: ‘Without a doubt’.
Beckham has also been present at both of Messi’s appearances for Inter Miami so far, along with Victoria.
Meanwhile, Antonela has also been spotted cheering her husband on from the stands as he takes the United States by storm.
On Tuesday, she was spotted watching as the Argentinian beauty was joined in the stands by P Diddy, Camilla Cabello and DJ Khaled.
They were greeted at the stadium by Beckham. who then took a seat next to wife Victoria.
This week’s group night wasn’t the first time Messi had been spotted out on the town in Miami. Earlier this month, just a few days after his arrival, the Argentinian tried to leave the Italian restaurant Cafe Prima Pasta in Miami Beach through the back door with Antonela and their sons, while his father Jorge also appeared to be with them.
Open since 1993, the Italian restaurant is no stranger to food and drink celebrities such as NBA legend Michael Jordan, Pitbull, and actor Michael Caine who have dined there in the past.
But it wouldn’t have cost Messi millions since the most expensive main dish on the menu is the skirt steak served with truffle fries and grilled asparagus for $36.95.
Despite his attempt at a sneaky exit, Messi was swarmed by fans and one overenthusiastic supporter even kissed him on the cheek.
But despite the fuss, the family seemed unfazed as Antonela led their kids to the car with her husband occasionally gracefully posing for a selfie.