When David Beckham was linked (rather loosely) to Blackburn Rovers and Tottenham this week, I instantly reacted as any fan of a mid-table Premiership side would â€“ what a fantastic signing that would be. My response was met by friends and loved ones with jeers of â€œhypocrite!â€
I have always been of the opinion that David Beckham shouldnâ€™t be guaranteed his place on the right of Englandâ€™s midfield (although I do feel he warrants a place in the squad Mr. McClaren). Aaron Lennon and Shaun Wright-Phillips offer the team more pace and skill to open up teams, which is essential when Lampard and Gerrard seem intent on tripping over each other. Beckhamâ€™s time has come and gone, and his club coach Fabio Capello seems to agree. He does though possess a talent like no other footballer in the world, his most precious skill â€“ the ability to sell shirts in the American and Asian market.
IF David Beckham was to sign for Blackburn in January (and I fully understand this is very unlikely), I would be ecstatic. While some people may disagree – Beckham would pay his own wages and then some, he would increase our global reputation on a much grander scale and letâ€™s face it, heâ€™s still a very good right midfield player that most Premiership strikers would love to have supplying crosses and through balls. It was a lot easier to be against all things Beckham when there was no chance of him playing for my club.
So, let’s all be honest for a minute and put aside our bias against a bloke who’s married to Posh Spice and constantly looks like he’s doing Blue Steel.
How would you feel if Beckham was to sign for your club? Happy at signing a world superstar with a couple decent years left to give or discontent at paying the wages of an ageing prima-donna?