Would either of these clubs really consider taking such a risk?
Chelsea and Tottenham are preparing to offer David Beckham an escape route from the United States and keep him on track for next year’s World Cup.
AC Milan are also keen to have Beckham back and give him the high level football he will need in order to convince England manager Fabio Capello he is worth a place on the plane to South Africa.
But Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti is a fan of the 34-year-old midfielder after signing him on loan from Los Angeles Galaxy last season at San Siro and there are reports that Beckham and his wife, Victoria, have already been looking at schools in London for their three sons.
Tottenham would jump at the chance to bring Beckham back to England. A source said: ‘Harry Redknapp has always been a great admirer of David, as a player and as a person, and particularly of the way he has won back his place in the England squad. If he wanted to return to the Premier League, the club would definitely take him.’ (Daily Mail)
After the reception Becks received yesterday it does seem increasingly likely the England man’s US dream is rapidly turning into a nightmare that will surely end sooner rather than later, but would it be wise for either of these London based Premier League teams to make an offer for the aging midfielder?
There is no doubt that in patches the former Man United and Real Madrid man can still deliver but are those 10-15 minutes of ability enough to garner a move to the top tier of the English game, I think not. He would be very much a luxury buy and would only be a viable option if the club can be sure to recoup their losses from merchandizing, but has Brand Beckham still got what it takes to make the cash money needed to make such a deal a realistic one in this current financial downturn?