We’ve all heard of a come-and-get-me plea, where a disgruntled player wants a transfer and starts making noises in the press, hoping to be snapped up by a new club. However, what about when a Championship club chairman does the same thing in the media, only this time in the hope that a certain Manchester United and England legend fancies a decent-sized investment?!
The Daily Mail report that David Beckham is looking at becoming a shareholder at a football club when he’s finished playing (didn’t that happen a few seasons ago?), although surely Preston North End wouldn’t be top of his list, despite an enjoyable one-month loan spell at Deepdale before he made it big? Nevertheless, Derek Shaw, the PNE chairman is ready to embrace him with open arms.
“We all remember David and I’m sure he remembers the time he spent here – even though it was only a month,” Shaw told the Lancashire Evening Post.
“If he has still got our phone number then we’d be delighted to hear from him. We have always made it clear that we would be prepared to talk to anyone who has a genuine interest in this club and would like to invest.
“I know David has spoken well of Preston North End over the years. And if he is looking for a club to get involved in, then what better club than the one he made his league debut for?”
Becks famously scored directly from a corner during his time at the Championship club, although surely he would be aiming higher than this provincial Lancashire town when it comes to parting with his cash. Nevertheless, it’s encouraging that the LA Galaxy player is looking to invest some of his fortune back into football.