Jay-Z, Usain Bolt and Will Smith among stars to welcome David Beckham’s MLS franchise to Miami

Stars have sent their best wishes to David Beckham and his new Miami MLS franchise in a welcome video

Jay-Z, Will Smith and Jenifer Lopez were among the big names celebrating the inception of David Beckham’s new MLS franchise in Miami.

Beckham enlisted a star-studded group of celebrities for the welcome video including Usain Bolt, Serena Williams, Neymar and Tom Brady, with the former England captain’s family also making an appearance.

J-Lo revealed in the video that fans can thank her for the launch of the new club on the Florida coastline as she introduced Beckham to one of his partners – Marcelo Claure.

Beckham said he is looking forward to bringing a “global sport to a global city” when he confirmed his long-awaited expansion franchise at a press conference on Monday alongside MLS commissioner Don Garber.

The former England captain included an option to purchase an MLS franchise in his contract when he first joined LA Galaxy in 2007, and officially announced his intention to found a team in Miami in 2014.

Click on the video above to watch the stars lay out the red carpet for David Beckham’s new MLS franchise to Miami.