A source tells PEOPLE the couple were “100 per cent checking out houses in Miami” and specifically looked at homes in the Venetian Islands, Fisher Island and Miami Beach.
“They spent a lot of time down there in the spring and summer,” the source added.
On September 5, ESPN reported that Beckham’s seven-year project of bringing a major league soccer team to Miami was finally official. The team, which will be named Inter Miami CF, kicks off their season in 2020.
“If he’s going to get the soccer team here he needs to be there,” the insider tells PEOPLE.
Although the source says he “has a lot riding on the soccer team,” the MLS team isn’t the only factor that drives him to Florida and away from the family’s current U.S. home base in Los Angeles. The family seems to love the Southeast state’s weather, and David has played pick-up soccer games there before, which is when he fell in love with the city.
“They never liked L.A.,” the source says. “Plus it’s so far from London and N.Y.C. It’s not a home as they get older. Miami is an easy place for them to get in and out.”
A source for Victoria had no comment.
This article originally appeared in PEOPLE.