So David Beckham, the 63 year old who the older amongst you will remember as an England captain, has decided that he is leaving the LA Galaxy for good next month.
Many will lick their lips at the prospect of Golden Balls returning to The Premier League, but is the pace of the English game too fast for this once great athlete? Here are five possible destinations for the wonderful man.
It is of course extremely unlikely that Becks will go back to Manchester United. But if you asked him where he would prefer to play his football next, the answer you would surely get would be ‘Manchester United’.
Fergie retains two of his golden generation of midfielders in Scholes and Giggs but one suspects that he wouldn’t be interested in taking a third. Becks still has fantastic accuracy from set pieces and his passing still compares with the best of them. But, if anything, Fergie needs more energy and youth in the middle. Manchester United fans may feel differently. Perhaps they would like to see Becks getting the proper goodbye that he never received first time around.
Becks is an East Ender and is much more likely to be welcomed to a club like West Ham. He would add culture to a midfield that already has legs. So, few would be surprised to see Becks end up at West Ham.
Beckham loved Milan and Milan loved Beckham during a couple of recent spells at The San Siro during the American close season. The pace of the game is slower than England. May suit his qualities.
The French club wanted him last year but his Mrs. apparently didn’t fancy it. I find it a bit odd that a club who can sign pretty much anyone would go for a player in his late thirties. But his dead ball quality is still clearly coveted around the world.
In football terms, Australia could be viewed as a poor man’s America. Money of course speaks volumes but we can’t quite imagine Posh hanging out in St.Kilda.
So where do you think that Becks will end up for his last big challenge?
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