David Beckham – Other football Clubs he Could Have Signed For

David Beckham – Other football Clubs he Could Have Signed For

David Beckham’s decision to go and play Major League Soccer in the United States’ from next season came with limited surprise to many. Most of all to my football despising girlfriend, “Have you heard about Becks?” I asked as we purveyed the Indian cuisine section of Marks and Spencer’s food hall.

“Yeah, but I could have told you that ages ago!” was her rather overly terse reply.

I chose not to pursue a line of questioning upon her acquisition of information on this matter and merely mused that it appears that my beloved’s ear is a tad closer to the turf that most journalists. Either that or she has been conducting a clandestine relationship with Real Madrid’s sporting director Pedrag Mijatovic.

The subject of England’s former talisman’s future has been the stuff of much discussion over the past few weeks and months, some fancying a return to the Premiership with his boyhood club Tottenham, some rumours even confiding that the Manchester United owning Glazer family may lean upon Sir Alex Ferguson to let bygones be as they should be and re-sign Beckham. Other potential Premiership suitors included his native East End with West Ham and the ever chic West Midlands with Aston Villa.

It also became apparent that Beckham would continue his tour of Europe by joining one of the two Milanese giants. Internazionale seemed a distinct possibility when their current right winger Luis Figo took the decision to move to new climes in the rather โบนัสฟรี ufabet more tropical Saudi Arabia. However, none of the clubs chasing the former England captain could either match the ‘challenge’ or the wage involved in a move to the MLS, Los Angeles Galaxy soccer club. If we are to believe the, often excitable, English press this morning, Beckham is set to earn something in the region of £128 million over the term of his five-year deal, a deal which is said to include his, now synonymous, image rights and shares in the club itself.

I have to admit at this juncture that I was a tad disappointed at first that Beckham chose to close out his glittering career stateside, I had hoped that he would have one final hurrah, hopefully with my own beloved Spurs, filling the role that Michael Carrick’s departure has created and bossing our midfield, helping to simultaneously develop the career of (future England midfield general) Tom Huddlestone. In the process I foresaw Becks return to the international fold (after McLaren’s unceremonious sacking for being clearly inept) and a well deserved knighthood.