David Beckham London-Bound?

Dean Nicholas
By Dean Nicholas Last edited 105 months ago
David Beckham London-Bound?

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With Cristiano Ronaldo gone, David Beckham has nabbed the position of this summer's most-rumoured transfer target, as reports indicate that both Chelsea and Tottenham are casting come-hither glances in his direction. Becks' return to LA Galaxy hasn't gone brilliantly well, with his longer-than-expected stint at Milan's San Siro stadium - a venue more glamorous than the Major League Sawker no-hopers' Home Depot Center - irking US fans, and the midfielder's burning desire to represent England in the World Cup means a move to Europe is in mind. Given his pedigree in the Premier League, and recent househunting in the capital, it's little wonder the Blues and the Lilywhites are sizing him up. Though his best playing years are behind him, the pride of Walthamstow can still whip in a dead ball like few others, and his celebrity heft and reputation for dressing-room conviviality would give a huge boost to either team. But with AC Milan and other European clubs looking at bringing him back, the London sides may be at the back of the queue.

Last Updated 20 July 2009

Chris Nee

The Beckham situation is fascinating. As an Englishman and a keen observer of MLS, I can see both sides.

Sport's Illustrated's Grant Wahl released his book "The Beckham Experiment" last week and it's an eye-opening account of Beckham's move to LA, 19 Entertainment's secret shadow takeover of the Galaxy and Beckham's frayed relationship with Landon Donovan.

The reaction Stateside has been massively negative, and rightly so to an extent. But I think that Beckham will be of benefit to MLS...after he finishes playing, as I wrote at Soccerlens.