Rumours outta Tinsletown suggest that Britain's most popular Stateside export since smallpox, David Beckham and wife Victoria, are fixing to buy a property in London. Lest LA Galaxy fans fear that Becks won't be around to put in his token 15% effort on the right wing: the couple aren't giving up on the American dream, but require a bolthole for their frequent visits to the capital. That said, new Chelsea boss Carlo Ancellotti was a big fan of Becks while the two were together at AC Milan, so who knows? One property website is already excited by the prospect of househunting with the Beckhams. While they willl probably look in the typical millionaire enclaves of Mayfair or Hampstead, we can only encourage them to look further afield: Peckham, obviously, given the joyful assonance, or perhaps even Leytonstone, where a young David Beckham first learned to kick a ball.
Last Updated 19 June 2009