Could Goldenballs be on his way to Upton Park?
West Ham co-owner David Gold has sensationally claimed the Hammers will look to sign David Beckham once he recovers from a ruptured Achilles tendon injury.
Beckham’s dream of an England World Cup place was dashed last week when he picked up the injury in AC Milan’s 1-0 win over Chievo.
The former England captain is expected to be back in four months and if he considers a return to England, from current club LA Galaxy, West Ham’s new co-owner would be eager to find a place for him at Upton Park.
David Gold told the News of the World: “David keeps on showing he still has so much to offer and if he’s available then we want to be bidding. It’s not only a case of what he can do on the pitch but what he does off it – he’d be a sensational ambassador for his home-town club.”
Gold added: “He’s a local boy like the two owners and this could appeal to him. It’s not fanciful as he has so much to offer. His arrival would be massive.” (IMScouting)
Clearly David Beckham is an east end lad by birth but having left London at age 15 perhaps he doesn’t feel that irresistible urge to make a move back. On the face of it however a move to West Ham could well be an intelligent way to complete his footballing career.
If the England man did have dreams of a return to the Premier League it seems unlikely he would secure a deal at a top four club and a move to the capital would make sense in terms of any other non-footballing commitments and perhaps the new owners at Upton Park could come up with a wage offer that would make the LA Galaxy man consider such a move.
There are of course questions as to whether Beckham will ever return to the game but he appears to have the will and determination to fight back from this injury and who would bet against him still being able to make an impact in the top tier.